Washington Nationals Release 11-Year Veteran Corey Dickerson

The Washington Nationals have made the difficult decision to release outfielder Corey Dickerson.

Despite playing a crucial role in the ninth inning, helping to score the game-tying run earlier this week, Dickerson's overall performance this season fell short of expectations.

The 34-year-old slugger posted a .252 batting average, .285 on-base percentage, and .357 slugging percentage with two home runs and 17 RBI in 49 games played and 151 plate appearances for the Nationals.

Throughout the season, Dickerson platooned in left field with Stone Garrett, but trade offers failed to materialize before the deadline.

With the Nationals focusing on rebuilding, they decided to part ways with the veteran outfielder, whose contract was expiring.

Instead, they plan to utilize his roster spot to give opportunities to promising young players, like Blake Rutherford, who has been excelling in the minors and offers potential for the team's future.

Over his 11-year career, Dickerson holds a .280/.323/.476 triple-slash line, with 136 home runs, 469 RBIs, 30 stolen bases and 483 runs scored across 1,083 games played. Photo Credit: Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports