Mar 8, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Mike Fontenot (18) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. The game ended in a 4-4 tie after 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays, INF Mike Fontenot agree on a Minor League contract


Veteran infielder Mike Fontenot was picked up by the Washington Nationals on a Minor League contract back in January, but that didn’t last as long as he had hoped.

He was released from the Nationals just a couple days ago, but he didn’t stay a free agent for very long. The Tampa Bay Rays and Fontenot were able to agree on a Minor League contract. This will be Fontenot’s second stint with the team, who spent all of last season with Triple-A Durham.

Fontenot finished the 2013 campaign with a batting line of .264/.335/.379 with four home runs and 42 RBI’s. During his short stay with the Nationals, Mike appeared in 11 games during Spring Training. After 19 at-bats, Fontenot only had eight RBI’s on a matting line of .105/.143/.158.

I’m sure he feels comfortable being back with the Tampa Bay Rays, considering he spent an entire year with the organization in 2013. He’ll provide the Rays with some depth in the infield, pretty much every position but first base.

Glad to see ‘Little Babe Ruth’ is still around.

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