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their eyes on Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto David Robertson Jersey , but the price is particularly high prior to Tuesday non-waiver trade deadline.According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, Washington and Miami "have talked extensively" regarding a trade involving the catcher, but the "price remains too high" for the Nationals. Janes noted Washington may sell some players before the deadline but it wouldn't signal a "wholesale teardown."Realmutohas been in Nationals-related headlines of late after he won Saturday's contest against Miami's division rival with a walk-off single. Washington All-Star Bryce Harper said of the hit, "if that guy was on our side, that wouldn'thave happened," perJorge Castilloof theWashington Post.It is hard to argue with Harper's assertion Washington would be better withRealmutoon its side considering the first-time All-Star is slashing .311/.361/.531 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI on the campaign. This is his fourth straight season with double-digit long balls after he drilled a career-best 17 last year.Realmutoalso brings an element of team control seeing how he is not set to be an unrestricted free agent until 2021, perSpotrac.Adding someone like that would give Washington a much-needed boost heading into the stretch run. Despite high expectations following two straight division titles, the Nationals are six games behind the Philadelphia Phillies and 4.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East in what has been a disastrous season under first-year manager Dave Martinez."The clubhouse is a mess ," a source said of Washington's situation, perJeffPassanof Yahoo Sports.Even with clubhouse issues, the Nationals are well within striking distance of the playoffs at this point of the season, and addingRealmutowould be an ideal place to start a bounce-back effort given his track record and the offense he brings behind the plate. The issue for now, though, is the price. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ó Reliever Wily Peralta and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract Wednesday Luis Severino Jersey , ensuring one of the few bright spots in the teamís shaky bullpen will be back next season.The deal includes a $2.25 million salary next year and a $7 million mutual option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. It replaces his previous contract, which contained a $3.25 million club option for 2019 with a $25,000 buyout.Peralta also can earn a series of performance bonuses: $125,000 each for 35 and 45 games finished; $200,000 for 50 games finished; and $250,000 for reaching 30, 55, 85 , 116 and 120 points with four points for each start, two for relief outings of two innings or more and one for a relief appearances of fewer than two innings.The 29-year-old right-hander made a career-high 37 appearances last season, posting a 3.67 ERA and going 14 for 14 in save chances. He became the first Royals pitcher a perfect save percentage and at least 10 saves.In other roster news, right-hander Nate Karns chose free agency over an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha and left-hander Jerry Vasto was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.
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