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Nationals reportedly sign Scott Sizemore and Chris Heisey to minor league deals

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The Washington Nationals have reportedly signed veteran infielder Scott Sizemore and veteran outfielder Chris Heisey to minor league deals which were announced in the last two days. Each will compete for a roster spot this Spring.

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The Washington Nationals signed veteran infielder Scott Sizemore to a minor league deal on Friday according to a report on Twitter by MLB.com's Bill Ladson and this afternoon ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick is reporting another minor league deal, this one with veteran outfielder Chris Heisey, who played with new manager Dusty Baker when Baker managed the Cincinnati Reds:

Sizemore, 30, spent the 2015 campaign in Triple-A with Washington and Miami's top minor league affiliates, putting up a combined .263/.369/.354 line with 11 doubles and three home runs in 77 games and 240 plate appearances.

Heisey, also 30, played 33 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, putting up a .182/.347/.327 line with two doubles and two home runs in 72 plate appearances.

In four seasons in Cincinnati under Baker's management, the right-handed hitting and throwing outfielder put up a combined .254/.308/.433 line with 46 doubles and 42 home runs in 424 games and 1,153 PAs.

He was released by the Dodgers in early August, then signed by the Toronto Blue Jays a week later only to be dealt back to LA at the end of the month and then granted free agency in the first week of November.