Nationals Sign Speedy Outfielder; Avoid Arbitration

They avoided arbitration.

The Washington Nationals and outfielder Victor Robles agreed to a one-year, $2.325 million deal that includes a $3.3 million club option for the 2024 season.

Robles was entering his second season of arbitration eligibility, following yet another disappointing year from him offensively. 

Over 132 games, Robles posted a poor .224/.273/.311 line and struck at a 25.6 percent rate. The only positive was his 15 stolen bases in 19 attempts.

The former top prospect has just not been able to find his game offensively at the major league level over his first six seasons. That being said, Robles is still an extremely capable defender and is a force on the bases, making him the favorite for the starting center field job in Washington. 

The twenty-five-year-old will finally hope to breakout this season, but really nothing that he's shown during his six seasons in the majors suggests that that will happen.
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