Washington signed him to a one-year, $12 million contract with a mutual option for 2023 worth $16 million.
Washington now has their designated hitter for at least this year, and an extra bat to go along with Juan Soto.
However, there’s one important thing that Cruz is going to need during his time with the Nationals.
Apparently, Cruz is somebody who enjoys a good nap every once in a while, and during his opening presser, he asked MLB insider Jesse Dougherty if he knew if there was a nap room in the Nats’ clubhouse.
When Dougherty answered yes and told him that was something he should have known prior to coming to Washington, Cruz said he figured his agent had it covered.
Nelson Cruz, a big napper, asked me during his opening presser if there’s a nap room at Nationals Park.
(The answer is yes)
When I suggested he probably should have known whether there was one or not, he said he figured his agent had that covered.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) March 17, 2022
Now the question we all have is, where is this so-called nap room, and how come we didn’t know about it?
This is a big plus for the Nationals to have.
A nice little crash pad for players can’t hurt every once in a while.
But do other teams have nap rooms in their ballparks?
This is a big piece of information that appears to have just gone over all of our heads.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a nap room?
Of course, you don’t want to nap on the job, but knowing that baseball teams have nap rooms in their clubhouses makes us all want to have them as a part of our jobs.
It gives people another reason to aspire to be a professional baseball players.
What a huge benefit to players!
Who knew that nap rooms were a thing in MLB clubhouses?