Harrison signed a one-year deal to remain with the Nationals on Thursday. The veteran infielder will receive $1 million, with further incentives available based on playing time. Harrison performed capably in 33 games for the Nationals this season, hitting .278/.352/.418. His .770 OPS represented the third-best mark of his 10-year major-league career, albeit over just 91 plate appearances.
Harrison (forearm) struck out as a pinch hitter in a loss to Atlanta on Sunday. Harrison left the second game of Friday's doubleheader with a left forearm contusion, but he's appeared off the bench over the past two games. The 33-year-old remains in a depth role for Washington, but he appears to be available when needed.
Harrison left Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against Atlanta with a left forearm contusion, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Harrison took a pitch to his left forearm in the second inning of Friday's nightcap and was replaced by Wilmer Difo defensively in the bottom half of the inning. It's unclear whether he'll be able to suit up Saturday.
Harrison went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-5 loss to the Red Sox. Harrison took Zack Godley deep in the fourth inning for his third homer of the season. The utility man has nine hits in 32 at-bats on the campaign and should continue to see sporadic playing time around the diamond for the Nats.
Harrison went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's 10-2 win over the Red Sox. Getting the start at second base but later shifting to third to give Asdrubal Cabrera a breather in the blowout win, Harrison connected on his second homer in nine games since joining the Nats. Just as Cabrera and Howie Kendrick have done over the last few years, Harrison seems to be reviving his career in Washington -- the sample size is small, but a .286/.313/.536 slash line has the 33-year-old on pace for an OPS over .800 for the first time since 2014.