Nationals agree to terms with Josh Harrison on one-year contract

Washington Nationals' Josh Harrison, center, celebrates after the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. The game was a makeup from Sept. 25. (Nick Wass/AP)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract Thursday with utility man Josh Harrison.

The 33-year-old returns to Washington after hitting .278 with two doubles, three home runs, 14 RBIs, six walks and 11 runs scored with the Nationals last season. He hit .309 as a starter as manager Dave Martinez wrote Harrison into the lineup at second base, third base, left field, right field and designated hitter.

A two-time National League All Star, Harrison spent his first eight major league season with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2011-2018. He joined the Detroit Tigers in 2019 and spent spring training and summer camp with the Philadelphia Phillies before signing with the Nationals in late July.

Harris is a career .273 hitter with 56 home runs, 291 RBIs and 384 runs scored in 911 games over 10 seasons.

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