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Report: Nationals nearing deal with former All-Star Josh Harrison

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The Washington Nationals are reportedly closing in on a deal with versatile infielder Josh Harrison, The Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty reported.

Harrison, who has nine prior seasons under his belt, was released by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier in the week. 

A player that can play both second and third base on the infield while providing a serviceable bat, Harrison would act as a solid depth piece for Washington as they embark on the 60-game season. He has also had some reps in the outfield. Given the makeup of the current roster, Harrison is most likely to be a candidate for the 60-player pool, as Dougherty said.

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Before his short stint in Philadelphia, Harrison spent the 2019 season with the Detroit Tigers. A year filled with struggles and injuries, Harrison hit just .175 in 36 games. From 2011-2018, Harrison was a consistent figure in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup, and his best season came in 2014 when he earned All-Star honors and hit .315 in 143 games. He was also an All-Star in 2017.

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