By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Nationals have signed free agent infielder Howie Kendrick. It is a one-year, $6.25 million deal.
Kendrick’s deal is still pending until he passes his physical. The deal also includes an option for the 2021 season.
The 36-year-old re-signs with the team after helping leading the team to the World Series Championship in October. The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win their first World Series In franchise history.
Kendrick now spends the majority of his time at first base. However, in 2029, he played first base, second base, and third base during the season.
He also provides a middle-of-the-order bat, who can still hit the long ball. During the 2019 regular season, he had a .344 with 17 homers and 62 RBIs in 121 games.
In October, Kendrick also helped the Nationals win their first playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit just the second-ever extra innings postseason grand slam when he hit it in Game 5 off of Joe Kelly in the 10th inning.
The Nationals won the game then won the aforementioned World Series.
Kendrick has been a part of the Nationals franchise since July 2017.