The Washington Nationals are reportedly closing in on a deal with versatile infielder Josh Harrison, The Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty reported.
Source: The Nationals are close to a deal with infielder Josh Harrison.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) July 25, 2020
Harrison, who has nine prior seasons under his belt, was released by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier in the week.
A player that can play both second and third base on the infield while providing a serviceable bat, Harrison would act as a solid depth piece for Washington as they embark on the 60-game season. He has also had some reps in the outfield. Given the makeup of the current roster, Harrison is most likely to be a candidate for the 60-player pool, as Dougherty said.
Before his short stint in Philadelphia, Harrison spent the 2019 season with the Detroit Tigers. A year filled with struggles and injuries, Harrison hit just .175 in 36 games. From 2011-2018, Harrison was a consistent figure in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup, and his best season came in 2014 when he earned All-Star honors and hit .315 in 143 games. He was also an All-Star in 2017.
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Report: Nationals nearing deal with former All-Star Josh Harrison originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington