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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. The Nationals are bringing back Hudson and adding first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Nationals finalize $11M, 2-year deal with reliever Hudson

Jan. 14, 2020 5:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Hudson thought the door was closed on returning to the Nationals when they signed fellow reliever Will Harris. But Hudson wanted to be back with Washington, and general manager Mike Rizzo shared the same sentiment. So, Hudson and the team agreed to an $11 million, two-year deal...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames connects for a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Washington Nationals are bringing back reliever Daniel Hudson and adding Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. Thames hit .247 with 25 homers, 61 RBIs and 140 strikeouts for the Brewers in 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

After losing to Nats with Brewers, Thames joins champions

Jan. 8, 2020 8:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Thames still thinks about the eighth inning of the NL wild card game, when Milwaukee held a two-run lead against Washington and was four outs from advancing. “I'll never forget that feeling of being heartbroken, seeing Juan Soto's base hit over my head," Thames said....

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro hits an RBI single to score Brian Anderson during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Miami. Infielder Starlin Castro finalized a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, one of a flurry of recent moves by the World Series champions. Castro's deal gives the club someone who can start at second base and maybe also play some at third, where Anthony Rendon left as a free agent. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Nationals sign INF Starlin Castro for $12 million, 2 years

Jan. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Starlin Castro finalized a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, one of a flurry of recent moves by the World Series champions. Castro's deal gives the club someone who can start at second base and maybe also play some at third, where Anthony Rendon left as...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. The Nationals are bringing back Hudson and adding first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

AP sources: Nationals bring back RHP Hudson, add 1B Thames

Jan. 6, 2020 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reliever Daniel Hudson agreed to terms on an $11 million, two-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals, and the World Series champions also added first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday by people who spoke on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Eric Sogard makes a catch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sogard is getting a second chance with the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee finalized his $4.5 million, one-year contract Friday, Dec. 20, along with a $5 million, one-year deal for first baseman Justin Smoak. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, File)

Sogard gets 2nd chance with Brewers, who also add Smoak

Dec. 20, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After hitting a career-low .134 for Milwaukee in 2018, Eric Sogard is getting a second chance with the Brewers. "I'm not afraid to admit that I had some issues going on off the field that kind of took my mind away from the field," Sogard said Friday after Milwaukee finalized his $4.5...

FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Lindblom throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Fort Myers, Fla. Lindblom's journey to the Milwaukee Brewers included a detour or two through South Korea.

Brewers, Lindblom finalize $9,125,000, 3-year contract

Dec. 16, 2019 2:44 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Josh Lindblom's journey to the Milwaukee Brewers included a detour or two through South Korea. "I haven't taken the most direct route to sitting here," Lindblom said Monday after the Brewers finalized a three-year contract for $9,125,000. A 32-year-old right-hander, Lindbloom was selected...