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Nationals' Lile stretchered off with back injury after flipping into bullpen

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Washington Nationals prospect Daylen Lile left Saturday's spring game against the Boston Red Sox on a stretcher after flipping into the bullpen trying to steal a homer in the seventh inning.

Lile gave a thumbs-up as he headed out on the stretcher, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez said Lile received a CAT scan of his lower back at a local hospital, per MASN's Mark Zuckerman. The skipper added the player had movement of his arms and legs.

The 21-year-old outfielder was drafted in the second round in 2021. He missed all of 2022 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and has yet to play above Single-A.

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