District Daily: Nationals agree to deal with infielder Stewart


April 13, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman

Ian Stewart

(44) runs to third during the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers, start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Source: Nats agree to deal with infielder Stewart

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — In need of a left-handed bat off the bench, the Nationals signed third baseman Ian Stewart to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, two baseball sources confirmed to MLB.com.

The Nationals have not confirmed the deal.

This past season, Stewart played with the Angels, batting .176 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 24 games. Read full article here.

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Christmas has deep meaning for Barrett

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

Right-hander Aaron Barrett was an integral part of the Nationals’ bullpen this past season, and in his first year in the big leagues the 26-year-old was productive, appearing in 50 games and posting a 2.66 ERA. 

With Christmas coming up, Barrett is spending a lot of time with his wife, Kendyl, in Atlanta. MLB.com caught up with Barrett, and it’s obvious that Christmas is a special time for him. 

MLB.com: What does Christmas mean to you?

Aaron Barrett: The biggest thing that jumps out to me is the birth of Jesus Christ. It also means getting together with family, enjoying time together. Christmas, to me, means you think about family. Read full article here.