Nationals agree to terms with infielder Josh Harrison

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with infielder Josh Harrison and optioned catcher Raudy Read to Alternate Training Site Fredericksburg on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Harrison, 33, joins the Nationals after spending 2020 Spring Training and Summer Camp with the Philadelphia Phillies. He’s appeared in 878 games across nine Major League seasons, hitting .273 with 161 doubles, 28 triples, 53 home runs, 277 RBI, 79 stolen bases and 373 runs scored along the way.

A National League All-Star in 2014 and 2017, Harrison spent the first eight seasons (2011-18) of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, before joining the Detroit Tigers in 2019.

Harrison has appeared at second base (431 G), third base (266 G), shortstop (37 G) and in the outfield (110 G), during his Major League career. Over the last two seasons, however, he has spent the majority of the time at second base (121 G).