November 29, 2021

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Report: Nationals agree to a person-year agreement with closer Brad Hand

In an additional addition to their pitching employees, the Nationals appear to have found their new nearer. 

The Nationals reportedly agreed to a a single-year, $10.5 million deal with lefty reliever Brad Hand, for each ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Hand played the previous a few seasons in Cleveland. 

Hand appeared in 23 video games through very last year’s shortened standard time, putting up a 2.05 Period in 22 innings. He led the league in saves with 16 and had zero blown preserve chances. He walked just 4 batters all time. 

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With Washington, Hand figures to swap Sean Doolittle as the team’s go-to lefty in the late innings. Washington also has Daniel Hudson and Will Harris as proper-handed possibilities to near out online games, although it stays to be viewed no matter whether manager Davey Martinez will distinguish a solitary nearer. 

The Nationals continue on to make moves to increase their workforce for a Environment Series run in 2021. Along with the Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber acquisitions, the Nats have signed Hand, Jon Lester and Ryan Zimmerman in the past week.