The Nationals re-signed lefty reliever Ron Villone to a minor league deal, tweets NatsTown News. Villone, 40, posted a 4.25 ERA, 6.1 K/9, and 5.4 BB/9 in 48.6 innings for the Nationals last year. The veteran was unable to shut down lefties in '09, but he did a decent job against them the two previous years.
Other non-roster pitching invites by the Nats include Miguel Batista, Eddie Guardado, Joel Peralta, and Ryan Speier.
He will battle with Eddie Guardado for the title of best worst lefty reliever who used to be good.
Guardado, Peralta and Batista make the roster of this group I’m guessing.
As a ballplayer, i like this guy- he provides a perfect example of a good ball player. He might not be as good as he use to be, but the way he conducts himself is a good way for the younger relievers to rub off on. Good Luck to him.
It’s fairly sad watching the Nats trying to piece together a bullpen.
I’m not being sarcastic, either. I actually feel bad for them.
LOL at the Nats spring training pitching invites. Has been central….
The Nats traded for Bruney, signed Capps and Tyler Walker, have Burnett and Clippard from last year, plus Storen waiting in the wings. They revamped the entire pen. Don’t feel sorry for them. These guys are non roster invitees who will have to make the team. Its good for competition