Nationals, Mike MacDougal Agree To Terms

The Nationals agreed to terms with reliever Mike MacDougal on a minor league deal, tweets NatsTown News.  MacDougal had signed a minor league deal with the Marlins on February 18th, but was released yesterdayMLB.com's Bill Ladson says MacDougal's deal with the Nationals contains an out clause if he's not in the Majors on a certain date.

Outside of his save percentage MacDougal posted shaky numbers in 2009 – a 4.31 ERA, 5.6 K/9, and 6.3 BB/9.  The Nationals chose to non-tender him after the season, but now he's back on a team-friendly arrangement.  MacDougal's positive traits: a mid-90s heater and a 62% groundball rate.


15 Responses to Nationals, Mike MacDougal Agree To Terms Leave a Reply

  1. switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

    Was he pitching that bad in spring?

  2. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    6.3 BB/9!?!?! How does this guy have a job in the majors?

    • Koby2 5 years ago

      “A mid-90s heater…” I think that’s your answer there. Though, this is a minor league deal.

      • lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

        When your walk rate is higher than your strikeout rate, I don’t care how hard you throw, you shouldn’t have an MLB job. And yea, I realize it’s a MiLB job but it is pretty easy to assume he spends most, if not the whole year, with the Nats

        • Koby2 5 years ago

          Oh, I’m not saying he should, but there’s still people in front offices who see mid 90s heater and think they should get him just because.

  3. HalfSt 5 years ago

    Why? Why? I was happier that we had let him go. He is a walk machine.

  4. osfan3000 5 years ago

    i knew hed be back haha. doesnt bother me whens hes in the zone its 1-2-3 inning when hes not just change the channel lol

  5. NotWerthTheRiske 5 years ago

    hey, crazynatsfan was right

  6. Guest 5 years ago

    When he leaves the Nats I expect the Marlins to pick him up.

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      You expect the Marlins to pick up a guy they released yesterday?

      • Guest 5 years ago

        No the whole idea is that the Nats got him, non tendered him, Marlins signed him, released him, back to the Nationals. So wouldn’t it make sense?

      • Guest 5 years ago

        No the whole idea is that the Nats got him, non tendered him, Marlins signed him, released him, back to the Nationals. So wouldn’t it make sense?

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      You expect the Marlins to pick up a guy they released yesterday?

  7. Trious 5 years ago

    Good keep for the Nats but they need much more help/depth to compete this season

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