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Nationals Sign Estrada

Since Paul Lo Duca went down with a knee injury, the Nationals and catcher Johnny Estrada have agreed to a one year deal worth 1.25 million dollars. Estrada was acquired by the Mets earlier this off season but was released after they acquired Brian Schneider from the Mets. Estrada is a switch hitter, and this signing gives Jesus Flores more time to develop in the minors. Estrada hit .278 with 10 HR and 54 RBI last season for the Brewers, and should split time with Jesus Flores and Paul Lo Duca throughout the season.