The Nationals have declined Gomes' $9 million club option for 2020, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Gomes was acquired by the Nationals from the Indians in November 2018 and was the team's Opening Day starter behind the plate, but he split starting duties with Kurt Suzuki for most of the season. Suzuki was much more successful offensively (.810 OPS vs. Gomes .705 OPS) and was the regular starter in the playoffs until an injury. Gomes remains a plus-defender and figures to receive moderate interest in free agency.

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