The 31-year-old Dozier, an All-Star in 2015, is coming off the worst full season of his profession. He slashed .215/.305/.391 for the Twins and Dodgers and his 21 dwelling runs had been his fewest since 2013.
However he nonetheless ought to present some stability for Washington, which ended up utilizing Wilmer Difo as its main second baseman final season after offseason acquisition Daniel Murphy spent the primary two months on the disabled checklist and ultimately was traded to the Cubs.
Dozier is the most recent addition in a busy offseason for the Nationals, who’ve traded for Yan Gomes and signed free brokers Patrick Corbin, Kurt Suzuki, Anibal Sanchez, Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal.
The massive prize, after all, stays a reunion with Bryce Harper. The marketplace for the lifelong Nat has been sluggish, and Washington lately improved upon its preliminary 10-year, $300 million provide to the outfielder, in response to studies.