Nats Sign Matt Whitney to Minor League Contract

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, November 17, 2008 | , | 0 comments »

Matt Whitney signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on November 15th which includes an invitation to spring training, according to

Whitney was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (33rd overall) in 2002 and the Nationals claimed in Rule 5 draft from Cleveland in 2007.

Whitney, 24, spent all of 2008 with Triple-A Akron, where he hit .268 with 10 home runs and 56 RBIs.

BOTTOM(FEEDER) LINE: He is normally a third baseman, however, can also play first. He will most likely not have a job out of spring training.