The Nationals announced Friday they reassigned infielder Cutter Dykstra, infielder Emmanuel Burriss, catcher Steven Lerud, infielder/outfielder Kila Ka'aihue, outfielder Derrick Robinson and pitcher Manny Delcarmen to minor-league camp.
The Nationals have signed first baseman Kila Ka'aihue to a minor-league deal, according to MLB.com. Ka'aihue hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, and spent the past year and a half in Japan. The 30-year-old owns a career .221/.305/.382 slash line over 411 major-league at-bats.
The Hiroshima Carp of Japan's Central League have picked up their 2014 option on first-baseman Kila Ka'aihue, MLBDailyDish.com reports. A player with a career .391 OBP in more than 5,000 minor-league at-bats, Ka'aihue hit .259/.362/.478 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI in 224 at-bats with Hiroshima last season. He has hit .221/.305/.382 in 411 career major-league at-bats.
The Diamondbacks have released first baseman Kila Ka'aihue, MLB.com reports. Ka'aihue exercised an out clause in his minor league contract with the club. The 29-year-old was hitting .313/.426/.620 at Triple-A Reno.
The Arizona Diamondbacks continued to chip away at their roster Monday by reassigning first baseman Kila Ka'aihue, pitcher Rommie Lewis, catcher Rossmel Perez and outfielder Brad Snyder to their minor-league camp. The team also optioned starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno.