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12/2/2013 4:37 P.M. ET

Nationals sign Delcarmen to Minor League deal

Righty expected to compete for bullpen spot; last pitched in Majors in 2010

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals on Monday signed right-hander Manny Delcarmen to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Delcarmen, 31, will try to make the team as a reliever. Last season, he was in the Orioles' organization, going 3-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 48 games for Triple-A Norfolk. The last time he pitched in a big league game was in 2010 for the Rockies.

Delcarmen is best remembered for his years with the Red Sox from 2005-10. His best season for Boston came in 2007, when he had a 2.05 ERA and helped the team win the World Series title. In his six years in the big leagues, Delcarmen is 11-8 with a 3.97 ERA and three saves.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.