Nationals add roster depth
Team signs reliever King, infielder Orr to Minors deals
WASHINGTON -- The Nationals added more depth by signing left-hander Ray King and infielder Pete Orr to non-guaranteed Minor League contracts with an invitation to Spring Training.
For King, it will mark his second stint with Washington. Last year he was a valuable situational lefty out of the bullpen for the Nationals, going 1-1 with a 4.54 ERA in 55 games before being traded to the Brewers in September for outfielder/first baseman Andrew Lefave. As a member of the Nationals, King held left-handed hitters to a .161 batting average.
The left-handed-hitting Orr spent last year with the Braves and went 13-for-65 (.200) with two RBIs. His best season came in 2005 when he hit .300 with a home run and eight RBIs for Atlanta. Orr can play second and third base and the outfield.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.