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While the Washington Nationals won’t be able to retain all of their postseason heroes, the team has reportedly agreed to a deal that will bring back NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick on a one-year deal.

According to The Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty, Kendrick’s deal will include a mutual option to extend it to a second season potentially.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the one-year contract is worth $6.25 million in the first season, though details on the option haven’t been disclosed.

Kendrick became a fan favorite in Washington for his postseason heroics. He drilled the go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the World Series, earned MVP honors in the NLCS and hit the epic grand slam in Game 5 of the NLDS.

Of course, Kendrick played well even before October. He posted a .373/.423/.585 slash line with a 1.010 OPS after the All-Star Break, helping push the Nationals into the postseason.

The 36-year-old could be an option at first base or second base for the nationals, two areas of need with many of their key players currently free agents.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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