The deadline to exchange salary figures for arbitration hearings was Friday at 1 p.m. and it took until the evening for the Nationals and Turner to settle. Washington had previously avoided arbitration
The Nationals have three players headed toward arbitration — shortstop Trea Turner, pitcher Joe Ross and reliever Roenis Elías — and the deadline to exchange salary figures with them is Friday afternoon.
Thames, 33, hit 25 home runs in 459 plate appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers this past season. He fills the Nationals’ need for a left-handed-hitting first baseman, a role held by Matt Adams in 2019.
This does not preclude the Nationals from remaining in the Josh Donaldson sweepstakes, but the team seems to be preparing for the possibility it will not sign the third baseman, the biggest prize left
Kendrick is returning on a one-year deal worth $6.25 million. Zimmerman remains a free agent, yet both he and the Nationals remain willing to negotiate a cheap, one-year contract. And with Adams, another
It's sounding more and more like the Colorado Rockies might actually trade Nolan Arenado. On the heels of earlier reports from MLB Network's Jon Heyman and MLB.com's Jon Morosi, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic