ATLANTA (AP) -The Washington Nationals reinstated first baseman Robert Fick from the bereavement list Tuesday night and sent outfielder Brandon Watson back to Triple-A Columbus, where he set an International League record with a 43-game hitting streak.
Fick, who was activated after a 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves, missed a week because of the death of his mother, Gloria. He is batting .217 with four RBIs in 54 games.
Watson started five games for the Nationals, hitting .278 with two RBIs, after being called up from Columbus to fill in for Fick.
The 25-year-old Watson had the longest hitting in IL history from May 1-June 17. He eclipsed the old mark, a 42-game streak set by Jack Lelivelt of the Rochester Hustlers in 1912, and had the ninth-longest streak in minor league history, according to the Society for American Baseball Research.

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