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The Nats sign Miguel Batista

Jan 29, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

Batista headshot.jpgWashington has signed Miguel Batista, late of Seattle, to a minor league deal. He turns 39 next month.  Last year he went 7-4 with a 4.04 ERA in 56 relief appearances for the Mariners. Before last year he had mostly been a starter, though he’s spent some time as a swingman and was exclusively a reliever in 2005 for the Blue Jays.

Recently the Nats said that they’re looking for “a Livan Hernandez type.”  Though they apparently don’t think Livan Hernandez fits that description, Batista is probably a reasonable facsimile in that he generally stays healthy and isn’t all that good anymore.  Oh, and I’m assuming his crime novels and poetry are better than Livan’s.

  1. Elkboy - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    He also plays soprano saxophone and idolizes Kenny G. Thank goodness he is no longer a Mariner.

  2. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    He is not Latino so Los Mets are not interested.
    Omar(i’m in charge, ok) Minaya

  3. Seth - Jan 29, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    There’s 11 minutes of action in every three hours of Miguel pitching. Watching him do his schtick with men on base is watching paint dry.

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