Hand led Major League Baseball with 16 saves in 2020 for Cleveland. The three-time All-Star went 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 22.0 innings.
Hand led the majors with 82 appearances that year, going 4-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 89.1 innings. He became the Padres closer in 2017, earning 21 saves while posting a 2.16 ERA.
The southpaw was a hot name before the 2018 trade deadline due to the Padres' struggles. He eventually landed in Cleveland, where he became the team's closer. He managed a career-high 34 saves in 2019 before following up with his league-high mark in 2020.
Hand can throw a fastball, sinker and slider, per FanGraphs. He opts for the slider most often at 51.4 percent of the time. In addition, 57.1 percent of the batted balls in play against him in 2020 resulted in fly balls.
Hand is a fantastic free-agent signing for Washington, whose bullpen receives an immediate and significant boost.