Nationals To Sign Cla Meredith

The Nationals announced (on Twitter) that they have agreed to sign right-hander Cla Meredith to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Meredith, 27, had elected free agency after the 2010 season.

In 21 relief appeareances for the Orioles last year, Meredith posted a 5.40 ERA with 4.2 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9. He had a 1.07 ERA in 45 appearances for the Padres five years ago and was a key member of the San Diego bullpen from 2006-09, before the Padres sent him to Baltimore for Oscar Salazar. Coincidentally, the Padres designated Salazar for assignment yesterday.

14 Responses to Nationals To Sign Cla Meredith Leave a Reply

  1. WolandJR 4 years ago

    and we have finally push the nats over the top. WS here we come!

  2. Good luck taking another one of the O’s “Daniel Cabrera” type pitchers… I wish him the best.

    • popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 4 years ago

      he’s nothing like Cabrera

  3. picksrme 4 years ago

    They meant to name him Cal but back then there was no spell-check.

  4. dc21892 4 years ago

    He set the bar pretty high for himself with that dominating season with SD. Regardless if he never lives up to that or not, it never hurts to have a lot of arms.

  5. Karkat 4 years ago

    I wonder if things would’ve turned out better for him in Boston if his major league debut hadn’t involved giving up a grand slam.

    (Good job bringing a rookie into a tight game situation, Tito.)

  6. jeffmaz 4 years ago

    Cla has a really nice side arm sinker…but something happened andhitters figured him out and he started elevating.

  7. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    Won’t make the team out of spring training

  8. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    I was just about to say the exact same thing.

  9. Matt A. 4 years ago

    It’s short for Claiborne. And his real first name is Olise.

  10. Stl_Great 4 years ago

    Olise or Claiborne sounds so much better than just Cla.

  11. Tko11 4 years ago

    Olise is better but not much. His name makes Shaniqua or Curely look like a good choice.

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