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Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez and Mike Rizzo on Luis García; the roster turnover; Alcides Escobar + more...

A reporter covering the Washington Nationals in Citi Field noted that 22-year-old shortstop Luis García’s return to the majors yesterday was greeted with a raucous reception in the visiting team’s clubhouse in Flushing, Queens, NY, which manager Davey Martinez said was a result of the infielder being an energetic and popular presence in the organization.

“He’s just a funny guy, funny kid to be around,” Martinez told reporters.

“Full of energy, he’s always smiling, so I’m happy that he went down there [to Triple-A Rochester] and worked hard, and was doing well, and now we get him back.