UPDATED 1/13/19: see below
All-star second basemen Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a one-year deal for $9 million, Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting this afternoon. (You can read that article here.)
Dozier, the Minnesota Twins’ every day second baseman since 2012, earned a place on the 2015 All-Star team and won a Gold Glove in 2017. However, after suffering through a slow first half of the season, the Twins traded Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the 2018 trade deadline. The infielder’s woes continued in LA and, as a result, saw limited playing time in the last two months of the season.
Since nothing has been confirmed by either side, we’ll keep a brake on the number-crunching for now. Although, most Nats’ fans would agree that the trade of Daniel Murphy in August left a hole in the Washington infield. Could Brian Dozier be that missing piece?
We’ll keep you updated.
UPDATE 1/13/19: The Washington Nationals confirmed Sunday afternoon that they have signed Brian Dozier to a one-year, $9 million contract. As a result, infielder Matt Reynolds was designated for assignment.