Nationals reportedly sign first baseman Matt Adams
The Nationals have reportedly added a player who last played for an NL East rival.
Multiple outlets reported Wednesday that the Nationals have agreed to a deal with first baseman Matt Adams, who spent last season with the Atlanta Braves.
MLB.com reported that Adams’ deal is a one-year contract with a $4 million guarantee.
Adams, 29, fills a void left by Adam Lind, who the Nationals have opted not to bring back next season after declining his $5 million mutual option last month.
Ryan Zimmerman likely will remain as the team’s starter at first base, with Adams now serving as his backup.
Last season, Adams batted .274 with 65 RBIs and 20 home runs last season for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves.
Adams also played for the St. Louis Cardinals for five seasons from 2012-16 before he was traded to the Braves last season in May.
The Nationals finished 97-65 and won the NL East last season before falling in the NLDS to the Chicago Cubs.