Nationals sign 13 to Minors deals

Nationals sign 13 to Minors deals

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals announced on Saturday that they have signed 13 players to Minor League contracts.

Infielders Freddie Bynum, Brad Eldred, Joel Guzman, Pete Orr and Matt Whitney, outfielders Ryan Langerhans, Jorge Padilla and Mike Vento, and pitchers Bobby Brownlie, Preston Larrison, J.D. Martin, Ryan Wagner and Justin Jones have all been invited to big league Spring Training.

Orr and Langerhans are the only two among the group who were on the team's 25-man roster this past season. In 73 games, Langerhans hit .234 with three home runs and 12 RBIs, while Orr hit .253 with seven RBIs in 49 games.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.