Report: Nationals sign Casey Janssen
The Nationals bolstered their bullpen on Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Casey Janssen.
FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal first reported the agreement, which is for one year with a mutual option and a total guarantee of $5 million. The club has not confirmed the report.
Janssen, 33, went 3-3 with a 3.94 ERA and 25 saves for the Blue Jays last season. Over the past three years in Toronto, he compiled 81 saves while posting a 2.94 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 168 appearances.
Janssen could compete for the setup role made available when the Nationals traded reliever Tyler Clippard to the A’s in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar earlier this month.
In parts of eight seasons with the Blue Jays, Janssen went 29-24 with a 3.52 ERA and 90 saves in 493 innings.