Nationals pick up another ex-Oriole
The Washington Nationals have been quietly stocking their organization with ex-Orioles, most recently signing shortstop Alex Cintron to a minor league contract (according to Baseball America), perhaps to compete with fellow former O's shortstop Freddy Bynum for a utility role. Of course, earlier this spring, the Nats signed pitcher Daniel Cabrera when he was released by the O's and also have added former Orioles outfielder Corey Patterson.
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