Source: Nats close to deal with infielder Kennedy
The Nationals, recovering quickly from their failure to sign free-
agent second baseman Orlando Hudson, are close to finalizing
with infielder Adam Kennedy, according to a major-league
Kennedy, 34, is expected to be the Nationals’ second
Cristian Guzman to remain at shortstop.
The Nats had talked about moving Guzman to second to clear
rookie Ian Desmond. The addition of Kennedy will allow
time to develop at Class AAA.
Kennedy, an 11-year veteran, had a .758 OPS for the A’s
his highest since 2002 with the Angels. The majority of his
time for the A’s was at third base.
The Nationals remain among the busiest teams this off-season;
will become their sixth major-league free-agent addition, and
still could add another starting pitcher.
Previously, the Nats signed right-hander Jason Marquis,
Rodriguez, left-hander Scott Olsen and relievers Matt Capps
The Nats also acquired reliever Brian Bruney in a trade, and
relievers Miguel Batista and Eddie Guardado to minor-league