Michael Gonzalez rejoins Nats on minor league deal (with Nats lineup)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The Nationals announced this morning that left-handed reliever Michael Gonzalez has rejoined the team on a minor league deal.

I’d imagine Gonzalez will report to Triple-A Syracuse, although the team has not announced Gonzalez’s assignment.

Gonzalez, 35, was released by the Nats on Tuesday. He originally signed a minor league deal with the team early this month, and allowed four runs on seven hits over four Grapefruit League innings.

The veteran lefty joined the Nats on a minor league deal back in 2012, and quickly worked his way up to the big leagues, where he became a solid contributor on the Nats’ National League East championship team.

With Jerry Blevins and Ross Detwiler serving as the Nats’ lefties in the bullpen to begin the season, there wasn’t a spot for Gonzalez. But along with Xavier Cedeno, he’ll serve as left-handed relief depth that the Nats might call upon later in the season.

Here is the Nationals’ lineup for today’s Grapefruit League finale against the Mets:

3B Anthony Rendon
CF Denard Span
RF Jayson Werth
C Wilson Ramos
LF Bryce Harper
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
2B Danny Espinosa
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

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