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Nats, Badenhop agree to Minor League deal

Right-hander will compete for job in Spring Training
MLB.com

The Nationals on Thursday came to terms on a Minor League contract with right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop, the club announced. The deal includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, where Badenhop will compete for a role in the Nats' bullpen.

Badenhop went 2-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 68 appearances with the Reds last season. He struggled early in the season but finished strong, posting an ERA of 2.65 in the final three months.

The Nationals on Thursday came to terms on a Minor League contract with right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop, the club announced. The deal includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, where Badenhop will compete for a role in the Nats' bullpen.

Badenhop went 2-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 68 appearances with the Reds last season. He struggled early in the season but finished strong, posting an ERA of 2.65 in the final three months.

The 33-year-old veteran has pitched in parts of eight seasons with the Marlins, Rays, Brewers, Red Sox and Reds. He has a career 3.74 ERA in 418 big league games.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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