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Washington Nationals officially announce one-year deal with Stephen Drew

The Washington Nationals officially announced their one-year deal with Stephen Drew this afternoon, adding the veteran infielder to the mix after making their three-year deal with Daniel Murphy official earlier today. Drew reportedly signed for 1-year/$3M.

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Earlier this afternoon, the Washington Nationals officially announced what is reportedly a 3-year/$37.5M deal with veteran infielder Daniel Murphy. They also made their one-year deal with Stephen Drew official today. Drew reportedly got a 1-year/$3M deal from the Nats.

Drew, 32, played for the New York Yankees in 2015, putting up a .201/.271/.381 line over 428 plate appearances and 131 games in which the left-handed hitting infielder hit 16 doubles and 17 HRs.. He finished his tenth major league season at 0.2 fWAR.

Drew was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st Round of the 2004 Draft when current Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo was the D-Backs' scouting director.

As the Nationals noted in a press release on the signing this afternoon, Drew's 17 home runs in 2015 were the most he'd hit since he connected for 21 back in 2008 and were tied for third amongst Major League second baseman league wide.

The Nationals also highlighted Drew's postseason experience in today's announcement, noting that he's appeared in 28 playoff games in his career including starting at short for sixteen games in 2013 when the Boston Red Sox won the World Series.

In order to make room on the 40-Man roster, the Nationals designated 26-year-old, 2011 6th Round pick Taylor Hill for assignment. Hill made six appearances out of the Nats' bullpen in 2015, after debuting in the majors in 2014. He spent the majority of 2015 campaign at Triple-A Syracuse, where the right-hander was (3-10) in 22 starts with a 5.23 ERA, a 3.85 FIP, 29 walks (2.20 BB/9) and 70 Ks (5.31 K/9) in 118 ⅔ innings pitched.

With the additions of Murphy and Drew and the subtractions of Erik Davis and Hill this afternoon, the Nationals' 40-Man roster is full.

Here's the official press release from the Nationals: