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Washington added a veteran infielder on a Minor League deal, bringing Reid Brignac in with an invitation to Spring Training where he’ll compete for a role on the Nationals’ bench.

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Reid Brignac, 32, spent the 2017 season at Triple-A in the Houston Astros’ organization, putting up a .251/.326/.411 line, 17 doubles, and 13 home runs over 110 games and 437 plate appearances.

Brignac, a nine-year veteran, has played a total of 129 games at the major league level since 2012, with a .186/.241/.267 line over that stretch, going back to his days with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Last night, according to multiple reports, Brignac signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, who extended an invitation to Spring Training to the veteran.

He’ll be reunited this Spring with new Nationals’ manager Dave Martinez, who was the bench coach in Tampa in 2008 when Brignac made his MLB debut in 2008.

The two were together with the Rays until 2013.

Brignac, an infielder who has played shortstop, predominantly, as well as second and third base in his career, is a switch hitter with a .169/.229/.247 career line as a pinch hitter, who will likely compete for a spot on the Nats’ bench this Spring, with Wilmer Difo currently the likeliest player to claim the role he’ll be trying to grab.