Ben Revere was brought to Washington in the hopes he could solve the centerfield and lead-off issue that plagued them the previous year. After just one year, the Nationals have decided to move on from Revere as they declined to tender him.
The Nats have also not tendered the contract of Ben Revere, making him a free agent. All other arb-eligible Nats players have been tendered— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) December 2, 2016
The move makes Revere a free agent after a .217/.260/.300 season that fell way below expectations. Revere tied his career-high with two home runs and added 24 RBI while scoring 44 runs.
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Back in December 2011, the Nationals traded catcher prospect Derek Norris to Oakland in the deal that brough Gio Gonzalez to Washington. Almost exactly five years later, the team pulled off a trade to get Norris back, according to multiple reports.
Nationals announce that they've re-acquired former prospect Derek Norris from the Padres.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 2, 2016
Norris went to Oakland in the Gio Gonzalez deal along with AJ Cole, Tommy Milone and Brad Peacock. Cole and Norris are back.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 2, 2016
Norris was once #Nats "catcher of the future" but was traded to A's in Gio Gonzalez deal. Good bat, good eye, not great defensively.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) December 2, 2016
The trade that shipped away Norris in the first place also included pitcher A.J. Cole, whom the Nationals re-aquired in 2013.
Norris joins Washington catchers Jose Lobaton and Pedro Severino. The Nats re-signed Lobaton to a one year deal yesterday after deciding not to bring back All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos, who tore his ACL at the end of last season.
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