Nationals, Willy Taveras agree on deal

Updated: February 15, 2010, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Outfielder Willy Taveras has agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals.

If added to the 40-man roster, Taveras would receive a contract for the $400,000 major league minimum, with Oakland responsible for the remainder of his $4 million salary.

The Athletics acquired Taveras on Feb. 1 from Cincinnati with infielder Adam Rosales for infielder Aaron Miles and a player to be named, then immediately designated Taveras for assignment. He was released Feb. ...

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