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Mike Cameron agrees to minor league deal with Nats

December 19, 2011
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WASHINGTON—Outfielder Mike Cameron has agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals and an invitation to spring training.

The Nationals announced the deal Monday.

Cameron, who turns 39 in January, split last season between the Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins. He had a .203 batting average, .285 on-base percentage, nine homers and 27 RBIs in 237 at-bats.

For his career, Cameron has hit .249 with 278 homers, 968 RBIs and 297 steals over 17 seasons with eight clubs.

He was an All-Star in 2001 and won three Gold Gloves.

Cameron was suspended for the first 25 games of the 2008 season after testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant. At the time his suspension was issued, Cameron blamed the positive test on a tainted supplement.

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