Antonelli wrote on his personal blog that he's going to sign with the Natioanls:
Over the past week my agent has spoken with a bunch of different clubs about the possibility of me joining their team come February. It really is an interesting experience when you are a free agent and have to weigh different options and ultimately decide where you are going to play. After looking through the potential destinations last night I decided this morning that my best opportunity was to sign with the Washington Nationals. I am really excited for Spring Training to get back to playing again and being a part of their team. It has been a while since I've had the chance to be out on a baseball field and I know it will feel great when I'm able to do it again, especially this time being fully healthy.Antonelli titled his post "The Decision," most likely a sarcastic nod to LeBron James' TV announcement of the same name.
Antonelli, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Padres (2006), but has appeared in just 21 games in the big leagues, hitting .193/.292/.281 in 65 plate appearances in 2008. He's only played 60 games in the last two seasons, 59 in 2009 and one last season, when he had a broken wrist.
A tip of the cap to MASNSports.com's Pete Kerzel for pointing out the post.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans