Nationals sign reliever Michael Gonzalez

The Washington Nationals have signed left-handed reliever

Michael Gonzalez.

The 33-year-old Gonzalez was 17-21 with 56 saves and a 2.94 ERA

in nine seasons with Texas, Baltimore, Atlanta and Pittsburgh.

Gonzalez split time with the Orioles and Rangers in 2011, posting a

4.39 ERA in 56 appearances. He pitched in eight postseason games

for Texas, including three appearances in the World Series.

Gonzalez will report to the team’s training facility in Viera,

Fla.