The Nationals are bringing back pitcher John Lannan.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the team has signed Lannan to a minor league deal.
The 32-year-old Lannan, who played for the Nationals from 2007-12, last pitched in the majors in 2014 with the New York Mets. He has spent the past two seasons pitching in Triple-A inthe Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals organizations.
During the 2013 season, Lannan played for the Philadelphia Phillies.
In his Nationals career, Lannan went 42-52 with a 4.01 ERA in 134 career starts. He was the team’s Opening Day starter in 2009 and 2010.
Lannan, an 11th-round selection in the 2005 draft, was one of the Nationals’ first draft picks after the team moved from Montreal.
Now in his second stint with the team, the Nationals reportedly plan to make Lannan a reliever. Despite the deal, though, he will not be invited to big league camp.
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