Joseph was returned to the Nationals minor league camp Monday, The Washington Post reports. The former Oriole farmhand will likely spend the whole season at Triple-A Syracuse as Joseph provides some veteran organizational depth. Without a spot on the 40-man roster, though, he's unlikely to see any time with the Nats, even if injuries hit the team's infield.
Joseph signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Sunday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Joseph, who was formerly a member of the Orioles organization, put together a great year at Triple-A Norfolk in 2016. Over 85 games he posted a .305 batting average to go along with a .797 OPS. However, with Daniel Murphy leading the charge at second base for Washington, Joseph is likely to spend the bulk of his time at Triple-A Syracuse.
The Orioles signed infielder Corban Joseph to a minor league contract, according to MASN Sports. Joseph will play with a Double-A affiliate. Joseph is the younger brother of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph.
The Yankees removed 12 players from their spring roster Tuesday. Outfielder Ramon Flores was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while Francisco Arcia, Tyler Austin, Bruce Billings, Robert Coello, Brian Gordon, Corban Joseph, Mark Montgomery, Pete O'Brien, Jose Pirela, Mason Williams and Chase Whitley were reassigned to minor-league camp.
The Yankees added catcher Gary Sanchez, outfielder Slade Heathcott and pitchers Jose Campos, Shane Greene and Bryan Mitchell to the 40-man roster Wednesday while also outrighting infielder Corban Joseph to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Sanchez hit .253/.324/.412 with 15 home runs and 71 RBI in 454 at-bats between high Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. Heathcott hit .261/.327/.411 with eight home runs, 49 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 399 at-bats with Double-A Trenton. Campos went 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 77:16 K:BB ratio in 87 innings for Class A Charleston. Greene went 12-10 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 137:30 K:BB ratio in 154 1/3 innings between high Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. Mitchell went 4-11 with a 5.12 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 104:53 K:BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings for high Class A Tampa while allowing four earned runs in 18 2/3 innings over three Double-A starts. Joseph went 1 for 6 in two appearances with the Yankees while hitting .239/.329/.383 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 188 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.