Brian Dozier is off the free agent market.
The former Twins second baseman, who was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers last season at the trade deadline, has agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to ESPN.
Dozier, 31, is hoping for a bounce back season after a disappointing 2018. Dozier entered the season figuring to set himself up for a big payday but that did not come close to happening.
Dozier was hitting .227/.307/.405 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs in 104 games with the Twins in 2018 before being traded. Dozier hit only .182/.300/.350 with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 47 games with the Dodgers. He wasn’t a factor down the stretch because of his struggles.
Dozier was an All-Star with the Twins in 2015 and won a Gold Glove at second base in 2017. He hit 23 home runs in 2014, 28 in 2015, 42 in 2016 and 34 in 2017.
Originally a shortstop, Dozier was drafted by the Twins in the eighth round of the 2009 MLB draft.