The Nationals signed infielder Will Rhymes to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, Rhymes' agent announced Monday. Rhymes spent last season with the team's Triple-A Syracuse affiliate, appearing in 133 games and hitting .274/.360/.349. He has spent parts of three seasons in the majors, last appearing in 47 games with the Rays in 2012.
The Nationals made their second round of cuts Thursday, starting with optioning outfielder Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. They also sent Nathan Karns, Sandy Leon and Anthony Rendon to Double-A Harrisburg, while reassigningPatrick McCoy, Will Rhymes and Matt Skole to minor-league camp.
The Nationals announced Tuesday they signed pitchers Fernando Abad, Bill Bray, Brandon Mann and Ross Ohlendorf and infielder Will Rhymes to minor-league deals. All of them have been invited to spring training as non-roster invitees.