According to the team's Twitter account, the Washington Nationals have come to a contract agreement with former Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron. The terms of the agreement were undisclosed, but it is a minor league deal.
Cameron, 38, was released by the Boston Red Sox in the middle of last season after putting a dreadful .149 batting average with three homers and nine RBI. Cameron later joined the then Florida Marlins, where he hit .238 with six homers and 18 RBI in part time duty.
With the Red Sox, Cameron can be summed up as a complete waste of money and an all around disaster. After signing a two-year contract with team at the beginning of the 2010 season, Cameron spent his first year primarily on the disabled list with a long list of injuries. When 2011 rolled around, Cameron's roll was reduced to being a part time right fielder that would spell J.D. Drew against left handed pitchers. He couldn't even do that, as he had a horrid .183 against left handed pitching.
While Boston fans may not agree, Cameron may be of some use to the Nationals. The Nats have been known to be looking for outfield depth, specifically in center field. Cameron does have a track record of being a terrific defender. All I can say is best of luck, Mike.