• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nationals sign three to minor-league deals

    The Nationals have signed shortstop Emmanuel Burriss, catcher Mitch Canham and first baseman Brock Peterson to minor-league deals, Baseball America reports. Burriss owns a .243/.304/.269 line in 720 at-bats over five major-league seasons and hit .241/.294/.266 with one home run, 24 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 369 at-bats with Triple-A Louisville last season. Canham hit .261/.360/.381 with two home runs, 26 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 291 at-bats with Double-A Northwest Arkansas while also going 5 for 15 in six appearances with Triple-A Omaha. Peterson went 2 for 26 with the Cardinals last season in his first exposure to the majors while also hitting .296/.364/.531 with 25 home runs and 86 RBI in 456 at-bats with Triple-A Memphis last season.