Rotowire: Jan 14 / 4:19p ET
News: Mattheus has signed a minor league deal with the Angels, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Mattheus is still paying for his brutally bad 2013, which featured a 6.37 ERA and cancelled out his strong 2012 (2.85 ERA). He'll get a chance to make his case in spring training, but it's hard to see him not starting 2015 in Triple-A, where he spent most of 2014 until the Nationals outrighted him.
Rotowire: Nov 20 / 1:50p ET
News: The Nationals outrighted Mattheus off their 40-man roster Thursday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Mattheus, with 145 big league games under his belt, elected to become a free agent rather than accept his Triple-A assignment. He appeared in just seven big league games last season, but his experience should help him land a job elsewhere.