The 31-year-old Dozier is coming off a down year - which he attributed to a bone bruise in his knee suffered in April - in a winter full of second baseman on the free agent market.
The Washington Nationals, as reported by Jeff Passan, have reportedly found their second baseman for 2019 agreeing to a 1 year, $9 million deal with former Twin and Dodger Brian Dozier. Even with a disappointing.215 average last season, Dozier still managed to hit 21 home runs and 30 doubles.
During the 2016 and '17 seasons, Dozier finished in the top 13 in voting for the American League Most Valuable Player award.
In 2017, Dozier led AL second baseman in fielding percentage and won a Gold Glove.
The 2018 season was a hard one for Brian Dozier as he saw his production dip tremendously, which was in part due to a knee injury that he was forced to manage all season.
He had a.182 batting average with five home runs and 20 RBIs after the trade in 47 games.
As for the Nationals, they're hoping that Dozier will provide a viable replacement for Daniel Murphy, who signed with the Rockies in free agency. Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said in the offseason he was comfortable using a platoon at the position between Howie Kendrick and Wilmer Difo.
Bringing him aboard would be the latest in a flurry of off-season moves by Washington, which finished second in the NL East behind the Atlanta Braves and missed the playoffs previous year.
According to multiple reports, Dozier is signing a one-year, $9 million contract with the Nationals.
Ultimately, Dozier should turn out to be a nice addition for the Nationals.