Former San Diego Padre OF Matt Stairs signed a minor league contract with the Nationals and has an invite to spring training. Stairs played in 78 games last season and had a batting average of .232 with 6 HR and 16 RBI.
Stairs was a strong left handed hitter used mainly in the pinch hitting role. The Padres had shown some interest in bringing him back, but he eventually signed with the Washington Nationals.
Stairs holds the big league record with 23 career pinch-hit home runs. He turns 43 in February.
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