Villone agrees to minor league deal with Nationals

BY foxsports • February 17, 2010

Left-hander Ron Villone is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a minor league contract.

The 40-year-old would get a $900,000, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn an additional $700,000 in performance bonuses.

Villone agreed to a minor league deal before the 2009 season and went 5-6 with one save and a 4.25 ERA in a team-leading 63 games. He has a 61-65 record with a 4.73 ERA in 15 big league seasons.

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