Nationals re-sign Stephen Drew

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Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have re-signed Stephen Drew.

Drew, who will turn 34 during spring training, hit .266/.339/.524 with eight homers and 21 RBI in 70 games with the Nationals last season. That was by far the best performance he’s shown in years, and is likely not repeatable, but a moderate fallback from that is acceptable for a guy who will be a utilityman, covering second, third and some short.

Financial terms are not yet known, but he likely is not going to be expensive.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.