By Sam Bush
The Nats have signed Gerardo Parra to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, MASN reports.
The popular outfielder will report to big league camp in West Palm Beach, Fla., and have a chance to make the opening day roster, which would earn him $1 million.
The news, which was first reported by the Post, seemingly comes out of left field. After serving as an inspirational bench player for the 2019 champs in D.C., Parra took his talents to Japan and spent last season playing for the Yomiuri Giants in Tokyo.
In 47 games in the Japanese major leagues, he hit .267 with four homers, 13 RBIs, a .305 on-base percentage and .689 OPS. He also played eight games in the Japanese minor leagues, where he went 7-for-23 with a double.