WASHINGTON -- The Nationals agreed to terms with right-hander A.J. Bogucki, their eighth-round pick in the 2016 Draft, MLB.com has learned. Bogucki will receive a bonus of $150,000. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Bogucki, who went to the University of North Carolina, had a nice comeback season in 2016, going 5-5 with a 2.86 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings while pitching out of the bullpen. Opposing hitters batted .212 against him.
Bill Ladson has covered the Nationals/Expos for MLB.com since 2002 and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.