Candelario guaranteed $5M in 1-year deal with Nationals – Winnipeg Free Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jeimer Candelario is guaranteed $5 million under his one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

He can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses for plate appearances as part of the deal announced Tuesday: $200,000 for 200 and each additional 100 through 600.

The 29-year-old switch-hitter hit .217 for the Detroit Tigers this season with a .272 on-base percentage. But in 2021, he tied for the major league lead with 42 doubles and batted .271 with a .351 on-base percentage, 16 homers and a career-best 67 RBIs.

FILE – Detroit Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario takes a swing during an at-bat in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Oct. 4, 2022, in Seattle. Candelario agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, Nov. 29, giving the club someone to compete for a starting job at third base. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)


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