Nationals Extend Chad Tracy

SATURDAY: The deal will pay Tracy $1MM next season according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post (on Twitter). It also includes bonuses for playing time and award finishes.

FRIDAY: The Nationals have agreed to a contract extension with Chad Tracy, manager Davey Johnson told reporters, including Amanda Comak of the Washington Times (on Twitter). The one-year extension will keep the Octagon client in Washington through 2013.

Tracy, 32, returned to the Major Leagues this year after spending the 2011 season in Japan. He has a .283/.353/.517 batting line in 68 plate appearances as a backup corner infielder and pinch hitter. Tracy earns $750K this year, but his 2013 salary is unknown.

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.

8 Responses to Nationals Extend Chad Tracy Leave a Reply

  1. Brian 3 years ago

    With all the Dodger waiver claim extravaganza, I’m just gonna put a comment in here to give this one some love.

  2. vtadave 3 years ago

    This is a deal that just had to be done.

  3. John LeClair 3 years ago

    This deal totally stomps the Red Sox/Dodgers blockbuster.

  4. FacelessGeneralManager 3 years ago

    Very happy to see this as a Nats fan, love the Chaditude!!

  5. Josh Conn 3 years ago

    68 ABs gets you an extension???

    • Natsfan89 3 years ago

      When he was activated from the DL on July 31st he was second in the majors with 9 pinch hit RBI. He went on the DL in late May.

      He’s a lefty with power who can hit in the clutch. There are worse ways to spend a million dollars.

  6. Bonuses for “award finishes?”

    I can envision the Nats front office laughing as they wrote that one into the contract.

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