The Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal with third baseman Jeimer Candelario, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.
Candelario, who turned 29 last week, batted .217 with a .633 OPS, 13 homers and 50 RBIs in 124 games with the Detroit Tigers in 2022.
It was a steep decline from the previous season, when he led the majors with 42 doubles and drove in a career-high 67 runs in 149 games for Detroit.
Candelario is a career .240/.322/.401 hitter with 66 homers, 126 doubles and 248 RBIs in 606 games for the Chicago Cubs (2016-17) and Tigers.
No terms were reported. Candelario earned $5.8 million after arbitration last season.
–Field Level Media