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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Nationals, Yasmany Tomas Agree To Minor League Deal

The Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with corner outfielder Yasmany Tomas, as first reported by Francys Romero (via Twitter). He’ll be invited to Major League Spring Training with the Nats in 2021.

Washington will be the first big league organization outside of Arizona for the 30-year-old Tomas, who came to the Major Leagues amid considerable fanfare after defecting from Cuba in 2014. Tomas generated widescale interest and huge expectations that led to a hefty six-year, $68.5MM deal — a contract that even included an opt-out clause after the fourth season.

Of course, as anyone who followed Tomas’ career in Arizona knows, that opt-out provision never came into play. Tomas spent some time in Triple-A in 2015, his first season with the club, which was not wholly unexpected. He struggled at the plate in that rookie season but did improve with a 31-homer showing in 2016 — albeit one that came with sub-par on-base skills (.272/.313/.508) and poor outfield defense.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 17, 2020 at 10:32 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: November 17, 2020 at 12:57 PM (#5989284)
Probably would have gotten a couple shots in the AL if not for the huge contract. A very good pickup for the price, I think, even if it most likely comes to nothing

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