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Source: Nationals sign outfielder Brett Carroll to minor league deal

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DALLAS — According to a source, the Nationals have agreed to terms with outfielder Brett Carroll on a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training.

Carroll, 29, has bounced around a few organizations but spent parts of the last five seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Marlins. Carroll was a 10th round pick of the Marlins in 2004. A right-handed bat, Carroll could play his way into a possible bench role with the Nationals if he performs well enough in spring training but he could also serve as outfield depth at Triple-A.

Carroll is a career .203 major league hitter and spent 2011 in the Brewers and Red Sox organizations. In eight seasons at Triple-A, Carroll has hit .258 with a .345 on-base percentage and .447 slugging percentage. 

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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