AP source: Dominic Smith, Nationals agree to 1-year contract
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder and first baseman Dominic Smith has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals pending the successful completion of a physical exam. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The 27-year-old Smith had a career-worst batting average of .194 with zero homers and 17 RBIs in 58 games with the New York Mets last season while earning a salary of $3.95 million. He was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse in May when he was hitting hitting .186 through 101 plate appearances. Smith returned to the majors after a three-week stint in the minors.
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