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Washington Nationals: Brad Hand joins the traveling circus in Queens

Brad Hand #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on August 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

October 30, 2020, is the date which sent Brad Hand on a roller coaster ride, which has now reached another apex. After finishing a 2020 campaign where he didn’t blow a save, in leading all of baseball with 16 lockdowns, the Cleveland Indians decided to move on from their $10M closer in a cost cutting move. Hand would sign with the Washington Nationals, though not without some drama.