Nationals sign Rich Hill

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The Nationals have agreed to terms with left-hander Rich Hill on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hill, who turns 35 next month, bounced around three different organizations last year and mostly pitched in the minors. The sidearmer had a 3.38 ERA in 16 appearances between the Angels and Yankees and posted a 2.93 ERA in 29 appearances at the Triple-A level with New York and Boston. Hill pitched with the Indians in 2013 and struggled to the tune of a 6.28 ERA and 51/29 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings.

Hill could compete for a job as a left-handed specialist this spring. He has held left-handed batters to a .216 batting average in his career.