One of the final players left off the Nationals' 2016 Opening Day roster, lefty reliever Sean Burnett has signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the news. Rosenthal adds that Burnett will have a May 1 opt-out clause.
Burnett, 33, signed a minor league deal with the Nats this winter as part of his comeback from a second Tommy John surgery. He impressed in the Grapefruit League with nine scoreless outings this spring.
It was Burnett's second stint with the Nationals. He was a lights-out reliever for Washington from 2009 through 2012 when he held a 2.81 ERA in 245 total appearances.
Burnett then signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels where he made only 16 appearances across two seasons due to arm injuries. Burnett has not appeared in the majors since May 27, 2014.
The Nationals nearly kept Burnett on their Opening Day roster, but instead went with right-handers Matt Belisle and Blake Treinen for their final bullpen spots. Burnett opted out of his contract on April 1 to test free agency and that's how he landed with the Dodgers.