The Washington Nationals re-signed Josh Harrison to a one-year deal Thursday, keeping the veteran utility man with the organization after he joined in late July.
Harrison featured in 33 games during the shortened 2020 campaign, hitting .278 with three home runs and 14 RBI. He’s a valuable right-handed bat off the bench, and his defensive versatility gives manager Dave Martinez ample options. In 22 starts, he appeared 15 times in the infield, four times in the outfield and another three times as a designated hitter.
The 33-year-old spent the first eight seasons of his career as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, finishing his time with the club as a two-time All-Star selection while hitting .277 for the club. In 2019, he joined the Detroit Tigers, and he spent the 2020 spring training and the revised summer training window with the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization.
But he found his place with the Nationals, signing July 27. He became a valued clubhouse piece in a season unlike any other.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Harrison’s one-year deal is worth $1 million.
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