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.


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14 Comments on "Nationals To Sign Cla Meredith"


WolandJR
4 years 7 months ago

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

4 years 7 months ago

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

popular_mechanics_for_pitchers
4 years 7 months ago

he’s nothing like Cabrera

picksrme
4 years 7 months ago

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

dc21892
4 years 7 months ago

Terrible joke attempt.

Tko11
4 years 7 months ago

About as terrible as the name “Cla”

dc21892
4 years 7 months 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.

Karkat
4 years 7 months 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.)

jeffmaz
4 years 7 months ago

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

LUWahooNatFan
4 years 7 months ago

Won’t make the team out of spring training

EdinsonPickle
4 years 7 months ago

I was just about to say the exact same thing.

Matt A.
4 years 7 months ago

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

Stl_Great
4 years 7 months ago

Olise or Claiborne sounds so much better than just Cla.

Tko11
4 years 7 months ago

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