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Utility man Brandon Drury and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms on a two-year, $17 million contract, sources told ESPN Tuesday, adding the Silver Slugger winner to a lineup that already acquired outfielder Hunter Renfroe and infielder Gio Urshela this winter.

Drury, 30, won the award after a breakout 2022 in which he hit .263/.320/.492 with 28 home runs and 87 RBI. Drury’s versatility is his hallmark, as he played all four outfield positions and right field this year.

After signing a minor league deal with Cincinnati in March, Drury made the Redskins’ Opening Day roster and hit 20 home runs in 92 games, going from an afterthought to a coveted deadline trade target. San Diego acquired him for a teenage Victor Acosta, and while Drury’s numbers dipped with the Padres, he was still an above-average hitter.

By 2022, Drury had bounced from Arizona to the New York Yankees, Toronto and the New York Mets. When playing time was given, he showed strength. 51 home runs in 1,589 career at-bats until this year, but a sub-.300 on-base percentage kept teams from giving him a full role.

The Redskins had no such worries, and the former 13th-round pick finally had a season that made up for the low OBP. The deal will nearly triple his previous career earnings of $5.7 million.

Los Angeles’ quest for Western League relevance dates back to a season in which the Houston Astros won the World Series and the Seattle Mariners advanced to their first playoff berth in two decades while the Angels finished 73-89. Adding Drury, Renfro and Urshela to Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, Taylor Ward and Jared Walsh should help an Angels offense that finished 25th in MLB in runs scored this year.


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