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NL East Notes: Nationals re-sign Heisey, Walker’s future

The latest from around the National League East.

MLB: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington re-signed outfielder Chris Heisey to a one-year, $1.4 million deal that also includes incentives, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Heisey, 31, proved to be a valuable right-handed option for the Nationals last season. Over 83 games, he batted .216/.290/.446 with nine home runs and 17 RBIs.

Though Heisey has a tendency to strike out in more than a quarter of his plate appearances, he still adds power to Washington’s bench. His home run in the NLDS might have factored into the club’s decision to re-sign him.

More from around the National League East:

  • Atlanta signed free agent starter Bartolo Colon to a one-year deal to ensure he remains within the East for at least another season.

  • The Phillies made Jeremy Hellickson a qualifying offer, but it seems to almost be certain he will reject it.

  • Neil Walker had success from both sides of the plate in 2016, making it clear why he was given a qualifying offer.

  • Miami values Marcell Ozuna and as a result is asking for a lot in exchange for the young outfielder this winter.

  • The Nationals are hoping to add an “impact closer,” but there aren’t too many to choose from.