Nationals Sign Chris Duncan

The Nationals signed outfielder Chris Duncan on January 19th, according to the team's official transactions page.

Duncan, 29 in May, hit .227/.329/.358 in 304 plate appearances for the Cardinals last year before being traded in July to the Red Sox for Julio Lugo.  He was released from the Triple A Pawtucket club about a month later.

Talking to Rob Rains of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in December, Duncan's agent Barry Meister suggested his client's neck injury and surgery caused his poor performance in 2008-09.  Duncan hit .273/.358/.527 in his first two seasons with the Cards.  It's been a busy offseason for the Duncans, as Dave re-upped as Cardinals pitching coach and Shelley landed with the Indians.


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Pseudonymus Bosch
5 years 5 months ago

Looks like he is a non-roster invitee. link to mlb.mlb.com

If it’s been a week since he signed, that’s kind of a sad reflection on the Nationals’ beat writers!

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Aranathor
5 years 5 months ago

Wow, Duncan? I thought he of the LV3 (Craptacular Former Cardinal FAs Looper, Wellemeyer and Duncan) would not find a team. Ah well, good luck to him.

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Pseudonymus Bosch
5 years 5 months ago

Nationals website lists Duncan as a non-roster spring training invitee. I posted a link to it, but that comment is in moderation

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tommymo
5 years 5 months ago

Is this a guaranteed contract or a minor league deal?

If it’s guaranteed then kudos to his agent.

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Guest
5 years 5 months ago

That doesnt even make sense??