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The Washington Nationals have not been known for signing contract extensions with their players, but that could be changing. The team recently signed catcher Keibert Ruiz to a $50 million extension that could keep him with the Nationals through the 2032 season. Now, there are suggestions that the team should consider a similar deal for shortstop CJ Abrams. Abrams, a former top prospect, was part of a blockbuster trade that sent Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres in 2022. Despite struggling in his first taste of the majors, Abrams' potential and skills make him a candidate for a long-term deal with the Nationals.
Catcher Keibert Ruiz signed a $50MM extension with the [Nationals] last spring that could keep him in D.C. through the 2032 season, and as Washington hopes to take another step towards contention Zuckerman argues the club ought to consider a similar deal for shortstop [CJ] Abrams.