Nakajima has been removed from the team's 40-man roster, and will begin the year in the minors. Nakajima looked like an impact signing in 2012, but failed to make an impact in the majors.
Nakajima hasn't contributed much since signing with the club in 2012. He'll try and work his way onto the major-league roster at some point this year.
Nakajima was one of the team's key free-agent signings in 2012, but has failed to make an impact in the majors. The fact that he's not in major-league camp shows how far he's fallen on the team's depth chart.
Manager Bob Melvin said "his results are starting to get pretty impressive."
Nakajima is batting .383 with two homers and five RBI in his last 10 games with Triple-A Sacramento. He was activated off the disabled list in late May and optioned to Sacramento.
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