Eric Thames signs with Nationals

Eric Thames
MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Eric Thames of the Milwaukee Brewers poses for a portrait during Photo Day at the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Complex on February 22, 2018 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Former Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has signed a one-year deal with the Nationals for $4 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Thames spent three seasons with the Brewers and hit around .237 with 72 home runs.

The Brewers declined Thames’s $7.5 million option for 2020 back in November, and then signed veteran first baseman Justin Smoak to a one-year, $5 million deal on Dec. 19.