Nationals To Sign Tracy, Carroll, Paul

The Nationals announced that they agreed to sign Chad Tracy, Brett Carroll and Xavier Paul to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training. The team also confirmed minor league deals for Jeff Fulchino, Waldis Joaquin, Carlos Maldonado, Andres Blanco, Jarrett Hoffpauir and Jason Michaels. The Nationals will also invite right-hander Rafael Martin, catcher Sandy Leon and outfielder Corey Brown to Spring Training.

Tracy, 31, owns a .278/.337/.445 line in seven big league seasons, but hasn't produced much at the plate since 2007. The corner infielder spent the 2011 season with the Hiroshima Carp, posting a .235/.293/.336 line in 164 plate appearances. Carroll, 29, has big league experience in each of the past five seasons and can play all three outfield positions. In 322 career plate appearances, he has a .203/.281/.322 line. Paul spent the 2011 season with the Pirates and Dodgers, posting a .255/.292/.346 line in 262 plate appearances.

8 Responses to Nationals To Sign Tracy, Carroll, Paul Leave a Reply

  1. coreybishop 4 years ago

    This will surely put them ahead to win at least the NL East now, if not a World Series!

  2. chico65 4 years ago

    I see Waldis has been located

  3. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    Xaiver Paul gave himself less credit than he’s worth with a minor league deal.  Too bad. 

    • John Gregory 4 years ago

      Yes, he doubtless turned down several major league contracts to accept this plum minor league spot.

      • formerdraftpick 4 years ago

        I don’t understand.  What do you mean?

        • John Gregory 4 years ago

          I guess my comment was actually a way of saying I don’t understand what you meant.  What should he have done differently, to give himself more “credit”?  Presumably any player would sign a major league deal, if one was offered.  Is this minor league contract an especially bad one?

  4. hallwagner 4 years ago

    chad tracy….it’s kinda sad what happened to him. he used 2  be an excellent player.

    • Osfan88 4 years ago

      Then the MLB began cracking down on steroid usage…

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