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Nationals agree with LHP Villone on minor-league deal

The Sports Network

2/17/2010 6:26:22 PM

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ron Villone on a minor-league contract. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Last season, Villone went 5-6 with one save and a 4.25 ERA in a team-leading 63 appearances for the Nationals.

The 40-year-old is 61-65 with a 4.73 ERA in 717 games (93 starts) spanning 15 seasons with Seattle, San Diego, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Colorado, Houston, Pittsburgh, Florida, New York (AL), St. Louis and Washington.