The Nationals and outfielder Rick Ankiel have agreed to a one-year deal worth 1.5 million dollars, according to FOXSports.com.
The deal announced Monday includes $1.25 million in performance bonuses: $200,000 each for 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 plate appearances, and $250,000 for 375.
Ankiel finished the season with a .232 average, 6 home runs, and a .324 on-base percentage in 74 games between the Royals and Braves. Ankiel has slowly regressed since returning the big leagues as a hitter. It was his lowest home run total of his career, his next lowest being 11 which he posted in both 2007 and 2009.
Ankiel will likely split time in left-field with Roger Bernadina next season.