Veteran Catcher Yan Gomes Agrees to 2-Year Deal to Return to Nationals

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 30:  Daniel Hudson #44 and Yan Gomes #10 of the Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game Seven to win the 2019 World Series in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Seven | Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Washington Nationals found success with their catching tandem of Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes in 2019, and it looks like they want to stick with what's working in 2020.

Per Jeff Passan, the Nationals and Gomes have agreed to a two-year deal which will keep the World Series winner in the nation's capital.

Gomes will earn $10 million over the course of the deal, and he'll resume service in a split role with Suzuki for the 2020 campaign.

Last season, Gomes caught the final out of the World Series after Suzuki was unable to go due to injury.

Gomes is a highly regarded defensive catcher, and across 358 plate appearances in 2019, he hit 12 homers and drove in 43 RBI while slashing .223/.316/.389. Not exactly eye-popping numbers, but serviceable for a platooned catcher.

The deal, according to Mark Feinsand, will also feature award bonuses, depending on Gomes' level of play.

Gomes was an All-Star in 2018, his final year with the Indians, before he joined the Nats in 2019. He clearly impressed during his stint in the nation's capital, as it resulted in a two-year deal for the 32-year-old.