According to multiple sources, the Nationals and first baseman Adam Lind have agreed on a one-year contract worth $1 million. The deal also includes an option for 2018 with a $500k buyout.
The 33 year-old slugger hit .239/.286/.431 last season, hitting 20 home runs and driving in 58. It was the sixth time in his career he has hit at least 20 home runs in a season and the second consecutive year. He is a career .287/.347/.502 hitter against right-handed pitching so he will likely form some sort of platoon with right-handed hitting Ryan Zimmerman.
This helps bolster the Nationals’ bench which, even after this signing, remains weak. He only provides offensive depth as he can really only play first base. He hasn’t played left field since 2010, a position at which he never excelled at. His career -10.5 dWAR will probably limit him to either starting at first base or late-game pinch-hitting duties against righties.