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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals sign Matt Adams; Tommy Milone returns to Nats on minor league deal...

It was a relatively big news day for this time of year. Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news...

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Washington drafted 30-year-old lefty Tommy Milone in the 10th Round of the 2008 Draft, and he debuted in the majors with the Nationals back on September 3, 2011.

Milone was then was dealt to the Oakland A’s in December of that year, in the big six-player trade that brought Gio Gonzalez to the nation’s capital.

Milone has pitched for the Athletics, Minnesota Twins, and New York Mets since then, but according to multiple reports on Wednesday, the southpaw has now signed a new minor league deal with the Nationals, rejoining his original professional organization.

Matt Adams reportedly signed a 1-year/$4M with the Nats as well, on what passes for a big news day at this time of year, so there are actually links to share!! Yeah, links! Get to reading...

NATS BEAT:

Nationals sign Matt Adams to one-year deal
"Adams, 29, will provide a younger and cheaper left-handed bat for new skipper Dave Martinez to use off the bench late in games or when the 33-year-old Zimmerman needs a break."

Nationals, Matt Adams agree to one-year deal
"Adams, 29, will slot into the same role as Lind, serving as a backup first baseman to Ryan Zimmerman and a left-handed slugger off the bench."

Nationals sign Matt Adams to replace slugging bench piece Adam Lind
"Adams, 29, effectively replaces Adam Lind, who became a free agent last month after the Nationals declined his $5 million mutual option."

Taking Out Another Zimsurance Policy
"The Nats have gone ahead and signed a new piece of Zimsurance, this time in the form of Matt Adams, long time Cardinal first baseman who was traded to the Braves last year."

Koda Glover says he’s learned from last year. The Nationals sure hope so
"In him, the Nationals see a future closer, a fearless, perfectly deluded late-inning guy with the stuff to match the mentality — a rare find for a franchise that has sought closers like Ahab hunted his whale."

Bobby Henley adds outfield coach to responsibilities
"Only one coach was kept from the previous regime: third base coach Bobby Henley, who has been with the organization for more than 20 years, dating to its time in Montreal."

SNYDER: Can’t Blame Bryce Harper If He Leaves
"What would you do as a 25-year-old superstar who enjoys the spotlight and loves baseball history?"

Nationals sign former draft pick Tommy Milone to minor league deal
"Milone is now 30 and has pitched 146 big league games with five different major league teams, most recently the New York Mets."

Tanner Roark was not happy about not pitching in the playoffs
"It was a strange year for Roark. He was again the team’s No. 4 starter and the only one in the rotation that had to deal with participating in the World Baseball Classic before the season began."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson, 1st Female Pitcher to Play in the Negro Leagues, Dies at Age 82
"In 1947, Johnson moved to the nation’s capital to live with her mother, where she worked at an ice cream shop and played baseball on the weekends."

One Weird Thing About Matt Adams
"Adams does not have a very good defensive reputation. He was briefly tried in the outfield, but the less said about that, the better."

NL EAST UPDATES:

Braves acquire OF Preston Tucker
"The Atlanta Braves today acquired OF Preston Tucker from the Houston Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations."

Dan Le Batard Went For Rob Manfred's Neck
"On today’s edition of the Dan Le Batard Show, ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard got to interview MLB commissioner Rob Manfred about the Miami Marlins. Things got heated very quickly."

Mystery surrounding the Mets’ new deal with Sandy Alderson
"On Wednesday, the Mets announced the 70-year-old Alderson signed a extension but didn’t reveal the terms."

Phillies' rebuilding should be over with signing of Carlos Santana
"This was an offseason in which the Phillies talked about launch angles, run prevention and controlling the strike zone, which are dressed-up, analytical ways to say that they need to hit for more power, get on base more often and throw more quality strikes."