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Nationals Reportedly Sign Former Brewers Slugger Eric Thames

Former Milwaukee Brewers slugger Eric Thames is joining the Washington Nationals.
Former Milwaukee Brewers slugger Eric Thames is joining the Washington Nationals. | Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Washington Nationals have been extremely active in free agency over the past week. While still remaining active in talks for third baseman Josh Donaldson, the Nationals have moved to address other areas on the roster.

The Nats and free agent slugger Eric Thames have agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Per Mark Feinsand, the deal is expected to be worth $3 million and is pending a physical. It also includes a mutual option.

This comes on the heels of a 2019 season that saw Thames slash .247/.346/.505 with 25 homers and 61 RBI.

Since returning from the KBO, Thames has impressed in Milwaukee. Across three seasons with the Brew Crew, Thames launched 72 homers and drove in 161 RBI.

The Thames signing adds him to the likes of Will Harris, Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Hudson and Starlin Castro, all of whom latched on with the Nationals in the past week.

Despite the plethora of recent acquisitions, the Nationals could still be in play to land Donaldson, though they face tough competition from the Atlanta Braves.

Should they miss out on the former MVP third baseman, the Nats have added pieces that will help them stay competitive in 2020.