Nationals sign Ps Jerome Williams, Brandon Claussen

Updated: January 12, 2007, 4:50 PM ET

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals signed once-promising pitchers Jerome Williams and Brandon Claussen on Friday.

Williams, a 25-year-old righthander, signed a one-year contract at undisclosed financial terms. Last season, he was 0-2 with a 7.30 ERA in just five appearances for the Chicago Cubs before being sent to the minor leagues and ultimately waived.

A 1999 first-round pick, Williams is 23-24 with a 4.03 ERA in 70 career games, including 65 starts, over four seasons with ...

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