Cla Meredith - Courtesy SI.com
Lost in the shuffle of the Justin Maxwell roster move yesterday is the Nats signing of the submarining reliever Cla Meredith. So when the Nats lost the local product and UMD grad in Maxwell, they picked up a another local player in Meredith, a VCU grad.
You may have caught Meredith, or "The Claw", most recently on the MASN family of networks as he spent the last one and a half seasons in the Orioles organization. Meredith sports a 3.62 ERA over his career, but he's coming off of the worst season yet. He put up a 5.40 ERA with the O's until June 22, when he was DFA'd by the organization.
In the Nats continued effort to shore up their pitching, The Claw earned a minor league deal and an invite to spring training with the organization, so we'll certainly keep an eye on him when Capitol Baseball is in Viera from March 9-12. We have to imagine he'll still be in camp at least that long.