Right-handed reliever Steve Cishek and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract for 2022, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced yet.
The Athletic first reported Cishek and Washington had a deal in place; MLB.com reported it is worth $1.75 million.
The 35-year-old Cishek, who throws side-arm, brings some much-needed, late-inning veteran experience to a Nationals bullpen that has been torn down as part of the team’s rebuild.
Washington is coming off a 65-97 record and last-place finish in the NL East. General manager Mike Rizzo began a serious reconfiguration of the roster around the trade deadline, sending away players such as Max Scherzer, Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber.
The Nationals also traded relievers Brad Hand and Daniel Hudson during the season and announced in November that they had non-tendered relievers Ryne Harper and Wander Suero.