Nationals Re-Sign Utility Player Josh Harrison to a 1-Year Deal

Josh Harrison (5) with Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. Photo by Valerie Shoaps/CSM/Shutterstock (8973356j)

Utility player and two-time All-Star Josh Harrison managed to translate his good performances in 2020 into a new deal with Washington Nationals.

Nationals announced on Thursday that they have re-signed Harrison to a one-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $1 million.

Harrison was a late offseason pickup for the Nationals, joining the team in July after previously spending both spring training and summer camp with Philadelphia Phillies. Despite this, the 33-year-old emerged as a reliable option for Washington on multiple positions.

In 33 games he ended up playing in 2020, Harrison batted .278 with three home runs, 14 RBIs, and one stolen base.

 Josh Harrison spent the majority of his career with Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played 842 games between 2012 and 2018. During this period, Harrison earned two All-Star nods while winning Heart and Hustle Award in 2014.

Harrison, who also suited up for Detroit Tigers, has a career batting average of .273 with 56 homers, 291 RBIs, and 80 stolen bases.