Oakland Athletics acquire Yan Gomes, Josh Harrison in deal with Washington Nationals

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Friday, July 30, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Washington Nationals kept wheeling and dealing, trading catcher Yan Gomes and infielder-outfielder Josh Harrison to the Oakland Athletics for catcher Drew Millas and right-handers Richard Guasch and Seth Shuman.

The A's announced on Friday afternoon that the deal was done.

Washington, already rocked by a recent COVID-19 outbreak, has dismantled its roster in a matter of 24 hours.

The defending AL West champion A's, meanwhile, are in second place behind rival Houston. On Monday, Oakland acquired left-hander Andrew Chafin from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers, then traded for outfielder Starling Marte on Wednesday in a swap with the Marlins.

Gomes has had a resurgent year as the Nationals' starting catcher, batting .271 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 63 games. Harrison batted .294 with six homers and 38 RBIs in 90 games.

Guasch, 23, went 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA in 13 appearances for High-A Lansing this season. Shuman, also 23, went 2-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 13 appearances for Lansing. The switch-hitting Millas batted .255 in 59 games for Lansing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.