Brendan Ryan signs minor league deal with Nationals

The Nationals have signed veteran infielder Brendan Ryan to a minor league contract.

Ryan, 33, spent last season with the Yankees appearing in 47 games. He will go to spring training looking to crack the Nationals roster as a utility player.

Ryan has never offered much with his bat at the big league level and has not had more than 400 plate appearances since 2012. He owns a career .232/.295/.315 line with 19 home runs and 203 RBI. He can play second base, third base and shortstop.

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