Dec 21, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT
On the same day the Nationals announced their signing of catcher Chris Snyder, the team reached minor league deals with two other players: shortstop Emmanuel Burriss, and catcher Mitch Canham.
Burriss joins the Nationals after a year in the Reds’ organization. He played 108 games in 2013 for Triple-A Louisville, posting a .241 average with 32 runs and 17 stolen bases. He spent the previous five years with the big league San Francisco Giants.
Burriss, 28, is a D.C. native and went to Woodrow Wilson High School. He has 282 career major league games on his resumé.
Canham has never reached the majors despite seven seasons in the minor leagues. The 29-year-old spent last season in the Royals’ system after time with the Cardinals, Athletics and Padres.
Canham played with the Royals’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates last year, hitting .265 through 97 total games between the two. He had 50 walks with 59 strikeouts and held a .747 OPS.
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