Nationals Journal: Minor leagues
The Nationals will use Syracuse as their Class AAA affiliate for, at least, another five years.
The Nationals will announce a four-year renewal of their contract with Class AAA Syracuse
The Nationals flip the recently DFA'd reliever for a minor league outfielder.
"I felt like it's something interesting," Beasley said. "I think I can do well in this position."
The right-handed reliever split time between the Padres and Angels minor leagues last season.
The big right-handed starter spent the majority of the season injured but the Nationals are bringing him back as insurance.
The 19-year-old right-handed starter leads a group of Nationals prospects heavy on pitching.
Also among the minor league free agents: Chris Young, Bill Bray, Chris Marrero, Cole Kimball and Josh Smoker.
The Nationals brought 20 minor leaguers to Viera for a week to work with them on offseason conditioning and nutrition.
Tony Renda is also given the inaugural Bob Boone award.