Key Minor League Signings
1B/OF Dermis Garcia
Dermis Garcia, 25 years old, signed a minor league contract with Washington on December 13. Dérmis last saw action in the Majors in 2022 with the Athletics. Garcia hit .207 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 39 games. Last season, Garcia hit .263 with 22 home runs and 63 RBI for the Athletics AAA organization.
RHP Samuel Reyes
A 27-year-old right-handed pitcher, Samuel Reyes has spent his career in the minor leagues and reached AAA in the 2023 season. While making most of his appearances out of the bullpen, Reyes made five starts down the stretch last season and was effective. In AAA, Samuel recorded a 3.86 ERA across 28 innings pitched.
RHP Ty Tice
Signed to a minor league contract on December 18, Ty Tice is a 27-year-old right-handed pitcher. Tice has pitched just eight career Major League innings. Expect Tice to begin the season in AAA Rochester.
1B Juan Yepez
Yepez, who will be 26 next season, had a solid rookie season with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2022, hitting .253 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI in just 76 games. He struggled in 2023, compiling a .183 average, four home runs, and 20 RBI. The Nationals hope to help Yepez reclaim some of his success during his rookie season and potentially fight for time at First Base in the Spring.