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The Nationals announced that they agreed to sign Chad Tracy, Brett Carroll and Xavier Paul to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training. The team also confirmed minor league deals for Jeff Fulchino, Waldis Joaquin, Carlos Maldonado, Andres Blanco, Jarrett Hoffpauir and Jason Michaels.
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In what is certainly a signal that his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is unraveling, Gingrich has been named hitting coach of the Syracuse Chiefs, the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
As the Washington Nationals continue to search for a long-term solution in center field, the Milwaukee Brewers bid $2.5 million for the rights to negotiate with Norichika Aoki, a center fielder from the Nippon Professional Baseball League who will be 30 for the 2012 MLB season, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Aoki in 7 complete seasons with the Yakult Swallows has earned...
The Nationals announced that they have claimed third baseman Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Phillies. The move gives Washington 37 players on its 40-man roster.
Rivero, 23, spent 2011 in the Phillies' organization, mostly with Double-A Reading, hitting .275/.331/.440 with 15 homers with the R-Phils. The former shortstop was originally signed by the Indians as a non-drafted...
Jim Riggleman will return to an on-the-field position next spring, when he manages the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Many baseball observers would probably say Riggleman is now destined for a life in the minor leagues, having resigned one of the 30 big league managerial jobs that exist in the universe.
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The Nationals are one of three teams still in the hunt for free-agent infielder Greg Dobbs, who is expected to make a decision soon, according to a baseball source. The Marlins are reportedly another team involved in the hunt for Dobbs.
The Washington Nationals signed veteran outfielder Mike Cameron to a minor league deal on Monday, according to MLB.com.
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