Brian Dozier Signs One-Year Deal with Nationals?

Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins readies for play in the infield.
Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins.

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.

Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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