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 yesterday. MLB.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.