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Ron Villone is back with the Nats

Apr 19, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

Ron Villone.jpgOld lefties are like zombies or something: you just can’t kill them. Take Ron Villone for example. He’s played for 12 teams in 15 seasons and aside from a little stretch which coincided with him doing things that got him named in the Mitchell Report, he’s never been much better than average.

But he throws with his left hand instead of his right, and that’s just the sort of thing that appeals to people.  It appeals to the Nats at least, who have reportedly signed him to some sort of contract because Bill Ladson of MLB.com is reporting that he’s working out in their spring training facility as we speak.

The Nats, you may recall, cut Villone just a month ago. I guess watching Jason Marquis pull that seven-batters-faced-no-batters-retired performance out of his back pocket yesterday afternoon made ‘em think twice about getting reacquainted with an old flame.

  1. Curious George - Apr 19, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    And with this move, the final piece is in place. Next step: world domination.

  2. JCD - Apr 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Ugh they bring back this gum-snapping loser but not the ever amusing Julian Tavarez? No fair.

  3. The Rabbit - Apr 19, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    The Nats are running this team the way I manage my fantasy teams. I’m the queen of drop and add.
    I suspect the Nats are hoping Villone will surprise them in the same way that Livan has.

  4. Moses Green - Apr 20, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Braaaiiiiins …. braaaiiiins

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