Ex-Dodger Brian Dozier and the Nationals agree to $9-million, one-year deal, source says
By Associated Press
Jan 10, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Brian Dozier found his latest team — and the Washington Nationals found a temporary solution at second base.
The free-agent infielder and the Nationals agreed to a $9-million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday.
The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity because neither the club nor Dozier had made an announcement.
The 31-year-old Dozier's agreement with Washington was first reported by ESPN.
Dozier batted a career-low .215 with 21 homers and 72 RBIs last year. In 42 regular-season games with the Dodgers, he had a .182 batting average with five home runs and 20 RBIs. He had two hits and two RBIs in 22 at-bats during the postseason.
He averaged 35 homers over the preceding three seasons, with a career best of 42 for Minnesota in 2016. He was an AL All-Star in 2015.