- The Washington Times - Friday, January 29, 2010

WASHINGTON | Right-hander Miguel Batista and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Batista went 7-4 with one save and a 4.04 ERA in 56 relief appearances for Seattle last season. He is 95-108 with 39 saves and a 4.54 ERA in 530 games, including 237 starts, across 15 seasons with eight clubs.

The deal is the latest example of Washington’s attempts to rebuild its bullpen. The Nationals finished with the worst record in the majors for the second season in a row in 2009, going 59-103.

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