Nationals Avoid Arbitration With Wilmer Difo
The Nationals have marked infielder Wilmer Difo to a one-year, $1MM contract, as per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Difo had been anticipated to procure $1.2MM in his first year of mediation qualification.
Difo, who was seen by some as a non-delicate competitor, is clearly still seen by the Nationals as an utility choice off the seat. Notwithstanding, his marking doesn’t really promise him a list spot with the 2020 Nationals. Somewhat, he speaks to protection against the potential misfortunes of Brian Dozier, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Howie Kendrick, every one of whom are free-specialist infielders who might opening in above Difo on the profundity diagram.
Remarkably, Difo is out of choices, implying that he’ll have to clear waivers before he can be downgraded to the small time.
A year ago, Difo played in 43 games for the Nats, posting a .252/.315/.313 batting line. He’s not really compromising with the bat, however he’s esteemed for his capacity to proficiently play numerous positions. Despite the fact that he was just utilized in the infield a year ago, he’s played everywhere throughout the precious stone all through his vocation—wherever however a respectable starting point, pitcher, and catcher.