'Got to be a tough spot': Ex-Astros pitcher Will Harris finds himself in strange situation with Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Imagine showing up to a new school and wondering if everyone already hates you.

Such is life this month for veteran reliever Will Harris. 

Here he is trying to get acclimated and familiarize himself with new teammates in the Washington Nationals clubhouse.

And here is, watching those new teammates ripping his best friends and former Houston Astros teammates, who happen to share the same spring training complex.

“Oh, man,’’ Harris said Sunday morning. “They’re obviously my friends, and guys that I consider family, guys I will have a relationship with the rest of my life, hopefully. 

“And now watching them go through this…’’ 

Harris’ voice trails off, and he stares in the distance. 

He spent his past five years with the Astros. He won a World Series in 2017, the year they were caught cheating. And Harris nearly won a second title in 2019, but blew a save opportunity and took the loss in Game 7, giving up a go-ahead two-run homer to Howie Kendrick.


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