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.