Nationals sign Orr to Minor League deal
Club will give infielder shot at Major League roster in spring
WASHINGTON -- The Nationals and infielder Pete Orr have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with a chance to make the Major League roster, according to Orr's agent, Blake Corosky. If Orr makes the big league club, Orr could earn $600,000.
There were other clubs, including the Phillies, who were interested in Orr's services, but Corosky said the Nationals were aggressive in re-signing the infielder.
"They gave us everything we asked for and assured him he would have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in Spring Training. That was important to Peter, obviously," Corosky said.
Orr played with Washington last season and hit .253 with seven RBIs in 53 games. Two weeks ago, Orr was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse, but elected free agency instead. But he didn't rule out returning to the Nationals.
"They have interest in me coming back and I have interest in coming back," Orr said at the time. "I would not say it's the end in Washington. I would say it's more of a numbers move, I guess."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.