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Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field

Davey Martinez has spent the last weeks and months getting to know some of the players who figure to play a big role in the Washington Nationals’ future, including Keibert Ruiz, a 23-year-old catcher acquired in the Max Scherzer/Trea Turner trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who immediately became the top prospect in the organization once he joined it.

Martinez’s early impressions of the backstop?

“He’s a quiet kid, but he’s very observant,” the fourth-year skipper said on Monday afternoon in Colorado.

“He looks, he watches everything, he’s in tune with what’s going on.