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NATS ADD AUBREY, VAN EVERY AND OTHERS

The Washington Nationals added first baseman Mike Aubrey outfielder Johathan Van Every and six other players to their AAA-Syracuse roster.

Aubrey, 28, was originally drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Indians in 2003 and was later traded to the Orioles organization in 2008.  Last season in Norfolk he had 25 doubles, 22 home runs and 68 RBI in 102 games for the Tides.

Van Every, 31, another Indians draft selection in 2001 moved to the Red Sox organization in 2008.  He had back to back 20 home run season in 2004 & 2005 at A-Kinston and AA-Akron before splitting the next two seasons 2006 & 2007 between AAA-Buffalo and AA-Akron.

He spent 2008 with Pawtucket and batted .263 with 26 HR and 70 RBI.  He would play for Boston in each of the next three years 2008-2010 as well.  Last season with Indianapolis he batted .214 with 10 HR and 29 RBI in 60 games.  Van Every is an outstanding centerfielder.

The Nats also re-signed infielder Brian Bixler who joined the Chiefs in August last season and righthanded pitchers Joe Bisenius and Ryan Mattheus.

Bisenius, 28 joined the Chiefs in July and was effective out of the bullpen.  He would later get called up to Washington in September. 

Mattheus, 27, came over to the Nationals in the Nick Johnson deal in 2009 and was out much of the 2010 season with an arm injury.  He pitched late in the season for the Nationals Gulf Coast League affiliate.

In addition, the Nationals officially announced the signing of outfielder Jeff Frazier and righthanded pitcher Tim Wood.

 

 

 

NATS INK FRAZIER, MCCONNELL TO FREE AGENT DEALS

The Washington Nationals have signed outfielder Jeff Frazier and infielder Chris McConnell to minor league deals and assigned them to the Syracuse-AAA roster.

Frazier, 28, has spent the past two years playing for the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers) in the International League.  Last season he was named to the I.L. All Star team when he batted .256 with 25 home runs and 73 RBI.  He also scored 72 runs and clubbed 34 doubles.  His 61 extra base hits led the I.L. in 2010.

The New Jersey resident attended Rutgers and was the Detroit Tigers 4th round selection in the 2004 June draft.

McConnell, 25, played last season with Northwest Arkansas (Royals) in the Texas League.  He batted .231 with 3 home runs and 39 RBI.  Used primarily as a short stop throughout his career he fielded .973 in 122 games last season with Arkansas – tops in the league.

The Pennsylvania native was also selected in the 2004 June draft by the Kansas City Royals  out of high school.

Frazier and McConnell join right handed pitcher Tim Wood as off-season free agent pick-ups by the Washington Nationals.

NATS SIGN RIGHTY TIM WOOD

Fox Sports John Morosi is reporting on twitter that the Washington Nationals have signed righthanded pitcher Tim Wood as a free agent and have assigned him to the Syracuse roster.

Wood , 28, has pitched parts of the past two seasons with the Florida Marlins and has appeared in over 40 games as a reliever.  The Arizona native will be invited to the Nats major league camp as a non-roster player.

He appeared in only 14 games for New Orleans (PCL) last season with a 6.43 ERA, but has spent the past three years at the AAA level in the Marlins organization with a ERA under 4.00 each season.

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