As we inch closer and closer to MLB spring training, the free agent market is still chock-full of unsigned players. We've seen a modest handful of big names sign their deals, but given the slow-playing of the market by seemingly every club, teams are content to scrape at the bottom of the barrel hoping to find talent to fill things out.


According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the Washington Nationals have signed infielder Reid Brignac to a minor-league deal. He'll be invited with the team down to West Palm Beach for Spring Training in February.

​​Brignac is a former second-round pick who never quite lived up to the big expectations. He spent close to five seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays before being designated for assignment in February of 2013.


Since, Brignac has had a journeyman's career, spending time with the Rockies, Yankees, Phillies, Marlins, and Braves. At the age of 32, he will look to revive his career with an NL contender.


Brignac faces an uphill battle to make the regular season roster, but gets another shot to play in the pros. This is a low-risk, low-reward signing for the Nationals depending on how Brignac performs this offseason.