Nationals re-sign Joe Nathan to a minor league deal

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals have re-signed veteran reliever Joe Nathan to a minor league deal.

Nathan, 42,¬†opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals near the end of spring training when he learned he would not make the club’s Opening Day roster. Now signed to a new deal, Nathan will try to prove himself in the minors and serve as bullpen depth with the potential to join the major league club at some point.

Nathan logged only 6 2/3 innings over the past two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. However, he did not allow a run to score over those 10 appearances with the Tigers, Cubs, and Giants.