Harris possible addition to bench next year

Harris possible addition to bench next year

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals have had an unproductive bench this season, going 31-for-165 (.187) with two home runs and 11 RBIs entering Sunday's action against the Mets.

Improving the bench would be one of Washington's top priorities this season.

Might the Nationals consider bringing Mets outfielder Willie Harris back into the fold next year? Harris, a free agent after this season, can play every position except first base, catcher and pitcher.

Harris, who was a popular figure in Washington, is hitting .245 with a home run and 17 RBIs for the Mets. With the Nats, Harris was a productive hitter off the bench. Last year, Harris drove in 32 runs in 224 at-bats.

Harris wasn't available Sunday to discuss his feelings about the Nationals or Mets.