The Oakland A’s are in agreement on a deal to acquire infielder Josh Harrison and catcher Yan Gomes from the Washington Nationals. Deal is pending medicals.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
Washington will receive catcher Drew Millas and pitchers Seth Shuman and Richard Guasch in return, a source told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
Coming to the Nationals from A’s for Gomes and Harrison, per source: Drew Millas, Seth Shuman, Richard Guasch.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2021
Harrison rejuvenated his career in Washington, hitting .291/.363/.431 with 52 RBI and six steals over 123 games after signing with the Nationals in July 2020. The 34-year-old is also a versatile defender, appearing at eight different positions throughout his career. He'll be a free agent after the 2021 campaign.
Meanwhile, Gomes gives the A's a veteran presence behind the plate, joining Sean Murphy. He's hitting .271/.323/.454 with nine home runs and 35 RBI this season and will also be a free agent at the end of the year.
Millas is the only player headed to Washington who was among Oakland's top 30 on MLB Pipeline.
The Nationals have been very busy at this year's deadline, trading Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers while also dealing Kyle Schwarber, Brad Hand and Daniel Hudson.
The Athletics have also been busy, acquiring Starling Marte and Andrew Chafin this week.