Former World Series Champion Rejoins Washington Nationals

He contributed 20 home runs to the cause in 2019 when the Washington Nationals won their first World Series title. Now, after a year off from affiliated ball, 34-year-old Matt Adams is back in the Nationals' organization. 

The Nats have signed Adams to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. He spent the 2022 season playing for the independent Kansas City Monarchs where he slugged 27 homers and had an .881 OPS. 

Known as "Big City", Adams' last full season in the majors was with the 2019 Nationals. He started half of the team's games at first base and was used as a pinch hitter in another 33 games. He had 20 HR, 56 RBI and a .741 OPS in 310 at-bats. He spent 2020 and 2021 getting into minimal action with the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies. 

Manager Dave Martinez has said that the Nationals were looking for a left-handed bat, and Adams, if he can make the team, would fit the bill. Adams has had three 20-HR seasons over the course of his 10 years in the majors, and doing it efficiently in less than 340 at-bats each time.

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