Brian Dozier signs one-year deal with Nationals
The Washington Nationals have found their starting second baseman for the 2019 season, as they agreed to a deal with veteran infielder Brian Dozier on Thursday.
According to multiple reports, Dozier is signing a one-year, $9 million contract with the Nationals.
Free agent second baseman Brian Dozier is in agreement with the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $9 million deal, league sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2019
Dozier struggled after being traded from the Minnesota Twins to the Dodgers last year, hitting just .182 in 47 games with Los Angeles. He finished with an average of .215 for the season, though he still showed some pop with 21 home runs and 72 RBI. The 31-year-old is a career .246 hitter who belted 42 home runs in 2016.
If Dozier can bring his average back up and continue hitting for power, he should be a nice addition to Washington’s lineup.