Report: Nationals interested in reunion with Schwarber

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The Washington Nationals are interested in a reunion with infielder/outfielder Kyle Schwarber and it looks like the team sent in their manager to chat with the slugger about a potential return.

Nationals skipper Dave Martinez said on MLB Network he was hanging out with Schwarber in his hometown Ohio. The meeting comes after Washington's general manager Mike Rizzo recently said the Nationals would try to bring Schwarber back next season.

The 28-year-old is coming off a stellar 2021 campaign, where he combined to hit .266/.374/.554 with 32 home runs and 71 RBIs in 113 games for the Nationals and Boston Red Sox.

Schwarber belted 16 round-trippers during an 18-game stretch for the Nationals from June 12-29 before he was traded to the Red Sox a month later.

In Boston, "Schwarbs" posted a .291/.435/.522 line with seven homers, 10 doubles, and 18 RBIs in 41 games. He also became a popular player in the process thanks to a local joke about where he was from.

Schwarber is expected to generate plenty of interest this winter thanks to a productive 2021 campaign, but he also isn't attached to draft-pick compensation, which should make him more desirable.

Report: Nationals interested in reunion with Schwarber
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