Players that Played for Nationals and Yankees

8 Baseball Players who Played for Nationals and Yankees

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Nationals and the Yankees.

Tim Raines

Tim Raines, who played from 1979 to 2002, is best known for his time as an outfielder with the Montreal Expos. Raines had an exceptional career, amassing over 2,600 hits, 170 home runs, and an impressive 808 stolen bases, ranking him fifth on the all-time list.

He was a seven-time All-Star (Expos) and won two World Series titles with the New York Yankees. Raines’ best season might have been 1983 when he hit .298, stole 90 bases, and had an on-base percentage of .393. Known for his speed and ability to get on base, Raines was one of the best leadoff hitters of his era.

His contributions to the game were recognized with his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Rondell White

Rondell White, who played from 1993 to 2007, is best known for his time as an outfielder with the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres.

Over his 15-year career, White notched over 1500 hits, 198 home runs, and maintained a .284 career batting average. He was named an All-Star in 2003 (Padres) and consistently displayed solid offensive production.

White’s most productive season arguably came in 1997 with the Expos when he batted .270 with 28 home runs and 82 RBIs.

Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano had a distinguished career from 1999 to 2014, playing for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, and Chicago Cubs.

He amassed 2095 hits, 412 home runs, and 1159 RBIs over his career while maintaining a .270 batting average. Soriano was known for his speed and power, becoming the 4th player in MLB history to join the 40-40 club (40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season) in 2006.

Soriano was a 7-time All-Star and won 4 Silver Slugger Awards.

Soriano Key Stats

  • All-Star (Yankees, Rangers, Nationals, Cubs)
  • Silver Slugger (Yankees, Rangers, Nationals)
  • 40+ Home Run Season (Nationals)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Yankees, Rangers, Cubs)
  • 200+ Hit Season (Yankees)
  • 30+ Stolen Base Season (Yankees, Rangers, Nationals)

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon, affectionately known as “Big Sexy”, was a fixture on the mound in baseball from 1997 until 2018. He played for a whole bunch of teams (11), which makes him an extremely versatile player for the Immaculate Grid.

Colon’s career stops included the Indians (now Guardians), Dodgers, Mets, Athletics, White Sox, Twins, Braves, Red Sox, Rangers, Montreal Expos and Yankees.

Colon was a 4-time All-Star and even bagged a Cy Young Award in 2005. He had over 240 wins and more than 2,500 strikeouts.

Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez, also known as “Pudge”, was a beast in baseball from 1991 to 2011. He played for 6 different teams over his career including the Rangers, Tigers, Nationals, Yankees, Astros and Marlins. Rodriguez was a key player in the Marlins’ 2003 World Series win.

He chalked up over 2,800 hits, and hit over 300 home runs in his career with a single-season best 35 home runs in 1999 – his MVP year. Rodriguez made the All-Star team 14 times and won an impressive 13 Gold Gloves for his standout defensive skills.

Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017, Pudge is often considered one of the best catchers the game has ever seen.

Rodriguez Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Rangers, Tigers, Nationals, Yankees, Astros, Marlins)
  • MVP (Rangers)
  • All-Star (Rangers, Tigers)
  • Gold Glove (Rangers, Tigers)
  • Silver Slugger (Rangers, Tigers)
  • World Series Champ (Marlins)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Rangers)

Otis Nixon

Otis Nixon was a speedy outfielder whose career went from 1983 to 1999. Over those 17 seasons, Nixon played for 9 different teams – Braves, Indians (now Guardians), Montreal Expos, Blue Jays, Twins, Red Sox, Rangers, Dodgers and Yankees.

Nixon wasn’t a big hitter, but he was a whiz on the basepaths, stealing over 620 bases during his career and maintaining a respectable .270 batting average. He’s best remembered for his daring steals and spectacular catches, including an unforgettable game-saving grab in 1992 while with the Braves (video above).

Ted Lilly

Ted Lilly pitched for 6 different clubs in his 15-year career, including the Dodgers, Cubs, Yankees, Blue Jays, A’s and Expos.

Lilly was a consistent performer on the mound, racking up over 130 wins and more than 1,600 strikeouts in his career. His ability to mix pitches and locations made him a tough matchup for hitters.

He was a two-time All-Star and his reliability made him a mainstay in Major League rotations for over a decade and possibly one of the greatest #2 pitchers of all time.

Carl Pavano

Carl Pavano, a right-handed pitcher who started his career in 1998, had a somewhat uneven MLB journey, punctuated by moments of brilliance. He notably shone with the Florida Marlins in 2004 (his lone All-Star appearance), securing 18 wins with an impressive 3.00 ERA.

Over his career, he racked up 108 wins and 1091 strikeouts while maintaining a 4.39 ERA. Pavano played for the Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and Minnesota Twins, displaying admirable resilience in the face of recurrent injuries.

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