Kila Ka’aihue

Nationals sign Kila Ka’aihue to a minor league deal

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MLB.com’s William Ladson reports that the Nationals have signed first baseman Kila Ka’aihue to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Ka’aihue, 30, has spent the last two seasons with the Hiroshima Carp in the Japan Central League. In 600 plate appearances, he hit .258./.358./.443 with 25 home runs and 85 RBI. Ka’aihue was taken in the 15th round of the 2002 draft by the Royals and remained in the organization through 2011 before moving on to the Athletics and Royals.