Washington Nationals Sign Veteran Utilityman

Earlier this week, the Cincinnati Reds released Chad Pinder from his minor league contract. Now, the veteran utilityman has already found a new home, as he has inked a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals. 

Pinder will now be aiming to impress the Nationals, as it could open the door to him receiving a call-up early on in the season. When noting that the Nationals sport a very weak roster, there is a decent chance that Pinder could end up getting a promotion. After all, he has a good amount of MLB experience and has had past success in the sport's most competitive league.

Pinder spent this past season with the Oakland A's, where he had 12 home runs, 42 RBIs, and a .235 batting average. Overall, it was not the most dominant of seasons, but now he will be looking for the opportunity to have a bounce-back campaign as a National from here.

In 553 career games, Pinder has 62 home runs, 197 RBIs, and a .242 batting average.

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