Veteran infielder Mike Fontenot was signed by the Rays on Friday after his release from the Nationals, per the Tampa Bay Times. The 33-year-old Fontenot has lost playing time since serving as a reserve with the Cubs and Giants from 2007 to 2011. He spent all of last season with the Rays Triple-A affiliate in Durham.
The Nationals have released infielder Mike Fontenot Friday. Fontenot had been reassigned to minor-league camp earlier in the spring. He's now free to find work with any other team. Fontenot hit .289 in 97 at-bats last year.
The Nationals made a some roster moves Monday. They optioned outfielder Eury Perez and outfielder Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse, while optioning pitcher Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg. Also, the Nationals reassigned infielder Mike Fontenot, outfielder Brian Goodwin and catcher Koyie Hill to minor-league camp.
The Nationals signed infielder Mike Fontenot to a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to spring training, a source told The Washington Post. Fontenot spent the 2013 season playing for Triple-A Durham, batting .264 with four home runs, 32 doubles and 42 RBI in 120 games. Fontenot has played for the Cubs, Giants and Phillies in his major-league career. He has a .265 average, .332 on-base percentage, .401 slugging percentage and .734 OPS in 582 games.
The Rays made another round of roster cuts Monday, optioning catcher Chris Gimenez to Triple-A Durham, and reassigning outfielders Shelley Duncan and Jason Bourgeois and second baseman Mike Fontenot to their minor-league camp.