(AP Photo. Adam Kennedy is no O-Dog.)
And the bad news is: Desmond is out at short? Cristian Guzman will continue doing his Washington Monument impression at shortstop for another season? Via Ken Rosenthal:
Kennedy, 34, is expected to be the Nationals’ second baseman, enabling Cristian Guzman to remain at shortstop.
The Nats had talked about moving Guzman to second to clear short for rookie Ian Desmond. The addition of Kennedy will allow Desmond more time to develop at Class AAA.
Details of the deal: $1.25 million, with a $2 million option in 2011, according to MASN's Ben Goessling:
Confirmed terms on the Kennedy deal--$1.25 million for this year, $2 million team option next year.
(Ben Goessling, masnNATS/Twitter, 2/5/2010)