Nationals Reach Agreement With Matt Stairs

The Nationals reached an agreement on a minor league deal with Matt Stairs, according to the team's Twitter feed.  Stairs has assumed a pinch-hitter role in the last few seasons, hitting .232/.306/.475 in 111 plate appearances for the Padres in 2010.  He holds the big league record with 23 career pinch-hit home runs.  Stairs, 43 in February, was originally signed by the Expos as an amateur free agent in 1989.

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