Nationals continue roster purge by dealing Josh Harrison, Yan Gomes to Oakland

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By , 106.7 The Fan

The Nationals fire sale continues on Thursday, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Josh Harrison and Yan Gomes have been traded to the A’s.

Washington has already dealt a number of players in recent days, including Max Scherzer, Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber.

Harrison will bring a defensive versatility to Oakland, having played second, base, third base, and all three outfield positions this season. At the plate, he has hit six home runs and is batting .294 with an .800 OPS over 90 games. That batting average and OPS are his best since 2014, his first of two All-Star seasons.

The 34-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season.

Gomes departs in his third season with the Nationals, and leaves with nine home runs and a slash line of .271/.323/.454. He is also a free agent at the end of the season.

The return haul coming from the A’s has not yet been reported.

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