Falu signed a minor league contract with the Nationals. Falu spent 2016 in the Royals' system with Triple-A Omaha, where he slashed .267/.297/.404 in 172 plate appearances over 46 games. He'll be 34 in June, and has not appeared in the big leagues since 2014, when he saw time in Milwaukee and San Diego. Don't expect him to earn any time in the majors next season either, as the Nationals have strong depth at second base, Falu's primary position.
Falu recently signed a minor-league contract with the Royals, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports. The Royals signed Falu, who last saw time in the big leagues in 2014 with the Brewers and Padres, to provide some depth at Triple-A Omaha while infielder Steve Tolleson remains sidelined with an injury. Falu is unlikely to earn his way to Kansas City at any point this season.
The Reds made another rounds of cuts Monday, which included the release of veteran pitcher Paul Maholm, who was competing for a spot on the pitching staff this spring. Other moves Monday included optioning pitcher Pedro Villarreal to Triple-A Louisville, as well as reassigning pitcher Nate Adock, infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr., infielder Irving Falu and catcher Kyle Skipworth to minor-league camp.
The Reds have signed three minor free agents to minor league deals. They are right-handers Jose De La Torre and Wilmer Font and infielder Irving Falu. All three have limited major league experience.
The Brewers have dispatched third baseman Irving Falu to Triple-A Nashville. Falu, who was claimed off waivers from San Diego on July 17, managed just three hits in 30 at-bats during his stint with the team.
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