After signing 37-year-old, veteran reliever Heath Bell to a minor league deal on Monday, the Washington Nationals have reportedly added a veteran infielder to the organization as well.
Baseball America's Matt Eddy wrote on Twitter this afternoon that Ian Stewart has agreed to a minor league deal with the Nats.
Stewart, who will turn 30 in April, is a left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing former Colorado Rockies' 2003 1st Round pick.
In 2014, the Long Beach, California-born infielder signed as a free agent with the LA Angels, and played a total of 60 games between Triple-A Salt Lake and the majors, posting a .198/.310/.347 line with three doubles and five HRs over 142 plate appearances with the Angels' top minor league affiliate and a .176/.222/.382 line with two doubles, three triples and two home runs in 72 PAs for Los Angeles.
#Nationals sign 3B Ian Stewart to minor lge deal. Enters age-30 season with career .226 ISO at 3-A. Nats have RH starters all around INF— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) December 23, 2014
In 511 games and 1,692 PAs in the majors over the course of his career, Stewart has put up a .229/.315/.415 line with 68 doubles, 13 triples and 61 HRs in seven major league seasons.