The Washington Nationals announced this afternoon that they'd signed veteran catcher Chris Snyder to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, giving them some depth in the catching corps should Wilson Ramos not be 100% at the start of the year following surgery to repair a torn meniscus and ACL in his right knee. Just a few hours later, the Nationals announced another minor league deal and invite, this time with a veteran pitcher:

Accardo, a 31-year-old, eight-year major league veteran, pitched for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A's in 2012, posting a combined 4.82 ERA with a 3.87 FIP, 16 walks (3.86 BB/9) and 29 Ks (6.99 K/9) in 27 games and 37.1 IP over which he was worth +0.1 fWAR. Over the course of his career, the right-hander has a 4.00 ERA, 4.52 FIP, 3.51 BB/9 and 6.99 K/9. After the 2012 campaign ended, Accardo cleared waivers and became a free agent rather than accepting an assignment to Oakland's Triple-A affiliate.