Ex Tiger Candelario Signs With Nationals

Washington Nationals' Josh Palacios (68) slides safely home in the fifth inning of a baseball...
Washington Nationals' Josh Palacios (68) slides safely home in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)(Brynn Anderson | AP)
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 5:17 PM EST
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Infielder Jeimer Candelario has agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals to give them someone to compete for the starting job at third base. The 29-year-old Candelario is a switch-hitter who is coming off a down year for the Detroit Tigers. He hit just .217 with a .272 on-base percentage in 2022. In 2021, Candelario 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. He was with the Chicago Cubs in 2016 and the start of 2017, then was traded to Detroit during the 2017 season.