The initial ball placed in play last evening was struck CJ Abrams' means, and the Washington Nationals' new, 21-year-old shortstop, gotten from the San Diego Padres in the Juan Soto/Josh Bell deal at the deadline, and phoned on Monday, varied to his left, fielded the grounder off Chicago Cubs' leadoff man Nick Madrigal's bat and hit Luke Voit's glove initially base with a strike.  It was a very early examination for the 2019 1st Round pick in his launching in the country's resources.  Entering into the game, Abrams' new supervisor, Davey Martinez, said the shortstop was delighted to obtain the video game began and return to the majors after debuting with the Padres earlier this year.  "He appears like an excellent youngster," the first-year captain in D. C.  stated of the infielder who was ranked as San Diego's No.  1 possibility and as the No.  9 prospect in all of baseball going into the 2022 project.  "He's anxious to head out there and play, so we're just going to go out there and let him play," Martinez added after penning Abrams in as his No.  7 player for his first game, though that will likely change.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports "At Some Point, what I  want to do is move him up in the lineup a little, but I simply want him to obtain his feet damp, you know, so I considered simply batting him seventh today, and let's see what he does," the manager said. Abrams made a positive initial impact on Martinez as well, when they talked after Abrams turned up, from Triple-A Rochester in the Nats' system, with incumbent shortstop Luis Garca (that's mosting likely to relocate to 2nd base when he's back), placed on the 10-Day IL on Monday after tweaking his groin over the weekend. " Silent child.  However a great kid," Martinez claimed after speaking to Abrams.  "A lot larger than I assumed in individual.  However I told him, 'Hey, this is your new home.  Be where your feet are, and head out there and just play the video game and enjoy.  I informed him 2 points that really frustrate me is if you don't go to initial base tough and you miss out on signs.  So aside from that, go play the video game, and enjoy it and if you have any kind of questions for me, do not hesitate to find to my workplace, I'm always around. Martinez, who  had actually previously shared the plan to move Garca over to second when Abrams obtained the phone call, verified he 'd told his 22-year-old infielder the news on Monday. " Yeah, I talked with him the other day and I informed him, I stated, 'Hey, you will certainly relocate to keystone, and I desire you to play 2nd base. ' So when we begin getting him back on the field he'll take his ground rounds over at 2nd. " Abrams was hard at work at Triple-A Rochester, where the Nationals sent him to get his feet wet in a brand-new organization, and find out to play the "Nationals' means" as GM Mike Rizzo claimed recently, with a focus on his protection while he was with the Nats' top minors associate for a couple of weeks. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports "I indicate, everybody respects me," he claimed of his own impressions of his brand-new ballclub when he talked to press reporters in his new clubhouse.  "I've been collaborating with [Nationals' minors infield planner Jos Alguacil] a great deal dealing with defense, and simply playing, still the tactical plan, enjoy with it. " Alguacil was in Nationals Park also last night, to aid reduce the shift for the young infielder. " It was just to bring somebody here with him simply because he knows him," Martinez claimed.  "He was dealing with him down there, and just to get him a little acclimated, so we have Gary [DiSarcina] who's done a great work, he actually does, and has actually been doing it for numerous, years, so I desire Gary to develop that partnership with CJ too and begin dealing with a great deal of his work Nationals Shorts. " Abrams placed up a.  232/. 285/. 320 line with 5 increases and two crowning achievement in 46 games and 139 plate appearances with the Padres after debuting in April, and put up a.  290/. 343/. 355 line, going 9 for 31 with two doubles in 8 video games at Triple-A Rochester since Sunday, but he 'd just played 76 video games before creating San Diego, and he 'd played 160 video games in all as a specialist entering into last night's game. " Yeah, from my understanding, and from what I listened to after discussions with some people is that he managed himself truly well," Martinez said of Abrams' run with the Padres earlier in the season. " Despite the fact that he was young, he succeeded.  And all they wanted him truly to do was capture the round for them, and he revealed that he can do that. " That's what I informed him today, it's just all about making the routine plays, and simply head out there and have a good time. " He's obtained loads of capability.  I simply enjoyed him take some ground rounds, he relocates extremely well, so like I stated, we're going to enjoy him play, with the understanding is that we reached remember-- he's just played like I believe 130-140 video games overall, so he's extremely young, he's very young to the entire expert baseball thing too … urg_Shorts.  So we're mosting likely to keep excellent eyes on him.  I trust my coaches, we currently had discussions with him concerning the infield things, concerning the striking things, so we're mosting likely to maintain extremely close eyes on him and have conversations with him, and obtain him prepared to play here daily.  We're visiting him play every day up until I consider he needs a day, and we'll go from there. " Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Currently that he's up, the goal is basic. " We want him to stay right here, which's our objective," Martinez said. Abrams said he recognized everyone would be viewing him very closely, yet he said he wouldn't let it trouble him.  "The attention type of just comes with the plan," he said.  "I don't really take notice of much of that, I just go out there do my point available and enjoy. " Abrams went 0 for 4 at the plate, and he made an error on a high toss to first, however he also made a pair range-y plays in the area, displayed the arm, made a couple of solid throws in what wound up a 5-4 win, and he excited his manager while doing so. " I was watching his pre-pitch, I enjoyed the method he relocates, he was great.  His angles were truly, really, actually good, which was outstanding," Martinez claimed after the video game, "and he had some good swings up at the plate. "" It's mosting likely to be a great deal of fun with him," the manager added.  "I suggest, he's got, like I claimed, he's got the possible to be actually, truly excellent.  And you can see that.  However like I claimed, he loves to play, we talked a little about him being right here, and he states so much everyone has actually been terrific, and his colleagues look they like to have a good time, therefore it's been excellent. "