Nationals’ outfielder Chris Heisey will stay on with the club for another year, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The 31-year-old reportedly signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with performance bonuses on Friday, which will make 2017 his second year in Washington.
It’s a nice upgrade for Heisey, who joined the club on a minor league contract during the 2015 offseason and emerged as a versatile outfielder and one of their most potent pinch-hitters down the stretch. He batted .216/.290/.446 over 155 plate appearances, accumulating nine home runs and 0.3 fWAR in the regular season. He also helped power the team during their postseason drive, going 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Game 5 of the NLDS. It marked his fourth career postseason appearance and first with the Nationals, who finished first in the NL East and were knocked out of the Division Series by the Dodgers.