Nationals Sign Alex Cintron

The Nationals have signed infielder Alex Cintron to a minor league deal, tweets Jon Heyman of

Cintron, 32, last appeared in the Major Leagues with Washington in 2009. The utility infielder spent last season in the Mets organization, playing in 20 games with Triple-A Buffalo.

The Nationals plan to give rookie Danny Espinosa a shot at the second-base job this season, but he is inexperienced and coming off hand surgery, so Cintron was presumably added for the sake of organizational depth in the event Espinosa is not ready to go by Opening Day.

Cintron broke into the big leagues with the Diamondbacks in 2001 and remained with Arizona through 2005. He's bounced around since then, spending time in a handful of organizations.

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9 Comments on "Nationals Sign Alex Cintron"

4 years 6 months ago

Looks like Washington is going to have a lot of outfielders, relief pitchers and utility infielders to chose from to fill out the 25 man roster.

4 years 6 months ago

When he combines with Alex Cora, they transform into the mighty Alex Cortron.

4 years 6 months ago

He covered the infield with Carlos Voltron in the outfield.

4 years 6 months ago

hey the depth can be used to trade for a need…

4 years 6 months ago

Alex Cintron..Freddie Bynum..Luis Hernandez..Brandon Fahey..Luis Lopez..Deivi Cruz

Just one of the many horrifying MI options Orioles fans have had to endure over the last decade.

4 years 6 months ago

Decent enough Plan B. Not so decent that you aren’t still hoping like heck Plan A (Espinosa) works out, though.

4 years 6 months ago

agreed, but they could have done worse (castillo for instance)…

4 years 6 months ago

I really believe in their plan A. Last season, 2B gave the minimum offense possible. it should not be difficult to top that. Combined that with Danny’s great defense, I think we are in good hands.

4 years 6 months ago

Dude is medicore but used to just crush Tigers pitching back when he played for the White Sox in ’06 & ’07.