To Nationals from Astros, Will Harris becomes teammate from rival as deal agreed

first_img Sreehari Menon Will Harris was one of the top remaining relievers on the free-agent market and the Washington Nationals have landed him with a sizable investment. Harris will be 38 when the contract expires. There are no additional options at the end of it. The right-hander will straightaway become one of the top arms in Washington’s bullpen, which was a severe weakness this past season. Though Will Harris has a long track record of success, a three-year commitment is significant considering that the righty turned 35 last August. Only two other relievers Drew Pomeranz and Will Smith received three or more guaranteed years in free agency this off-season. Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Rangers Chase Ozuna, Braves Contemplate Donaldson ReunionMLB trade rumours: Nationals unlikely to pursue Daniel Hudson after Will Harris captureThe Will Harris deal means the Washington Nationals are unlikely to pursue Hudson, a free agent who expressed a desire to come back to Washington. The Nationals were not willing to pay Daniel Hudson for more than two years and $10 million, according to sources. Hudson was looking for something close to the two-year, $14 million deal reliever Chris Martin signed with the Atlanta Braves in November.Also Read: MLB: Gio Gonzalez Adds To Chicago White Sox’s Rotation After Signing $5 Million DealMLB trade rumours: Will Harris adds significant depth to the NationalsAfter re-signing Howie Kendrick, Stephen Strasburg and Yan Gomes, Will Harris represents the first significant new face to join the Nationals this off-season.  The bullpen was undeniably a substantial need for the Nationals, who also have to fill posts at third base (after Anthony Rendon’s exit), second base, and first base, though Kendrick will be deployed around the infield in some manner and star prospect Carter Kieboom is expected to play a more prominent role in 2020. Clearly there aren’t any hard feelings on Harris’ part and the Nationals are undoubtedly happy to add such a highly-touted reliever to their bullpen.Also Read: MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Up Socrates Brito, Miguel Del Pozo And Phillip Evans Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 18:31 IST To Nationals From Astros, Will Harris Becomes Teammate From Rival As Deal Agreed Washington Nationals have added a significant name to their bullpen, snapping up Will Harris from rivals Houston Astros in a reported $24 million deal. The Major League Baseball (MLB) off-season is in full swing and Washington Nationals have made a further foray into the trade market. The Nationals have reportedly snapped up Will Harris on a 3-year deal. The contract is worth $24 million as per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.Also Read: MLB’s Weirdest Trade Throwback To Two Top Yankees Pitchers Swapping Their Wives In 1972MLB trade rumours: Will Harris joins rivals Washington Nationals COMMENT Written By First Published: 3rd January, 2020 18:31 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img

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