Nationals Targeting Damian Miller

The Nationals aren’t ready to anoint Jesus Flores their starting catcher even with Brian Schneider gone.  The 23 year-old Rule 5 pick was forced to jump from A ball to the bigs this year so the Nats could retain him.  It certainly makes sense to get him to Triple A so he can re-enter a normal development path.

That leaves the Nats seeking a veteran catcher.  According to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson, they’ve set their sights on Damian Miller.  The interest is mutual.  Miller, 38, took on a backup role last year as his offense continued to slip.  He made $2.25MM and probably isn’t looking for much more than that.

Ladson runs through the other available options at catcher but none seem an ideal fit for the Nats.



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