Nationals reportedly sign two-time All-Star Josh Harrison

Josh Harrison bats in game against the Mets.
May 25, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Josh Harrison (1) hits a double during the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals are on the verge of adding depth to their lineup. It could not come at a better time for Washington.

Multiple reports indicate Nationals have signed Josh Harrison

As noted, the ability to play three different positions looms large here. Given that the National League now has the designated hitter, it opens up even more possibilities for the 33-year-old Harrison.

An All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014 and 2017, Harrison struggled in his only stint with the Detroit Tigers last season. He hit just .175 with a brutal .480 OPS in 36 games.

Harrison’s best season came back in 2014 when he hit .315 with 13 homers, 52 RBI and 18 stolen bases while posting a .837 OPS.

It will be interesting to see how Nationals manager Dave Martinez uses Harrison. But it’s certainly going to help from a depth perspective after multiple Nationals players decided to opt out of the 2020 season.