Feb 6, 2012, 3:48 PM EST
Released by the Blue Jays three weeks ago, Mark Teahen has landed with the Nationals on a minor-league contract.
Toronto is on the hook for his $5.5 million salary for 2012, so Teahen is a no-risk signing for Washington and will compete for a bench job in spring training.
Teahen offers defensive versatility in the sense that he has experience as a third baseman, first baseman, and corner outfielder, but he’s pretty brutal at third base and doesn’t hit enough to be an asset elsewhere.
He batted a career-worst .200 with a .573 OPS in 78 games for the White Sox and Blue Jays last season and hasn’t topped a .410 slugging percentage since 2006.
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