The Washington Nationals look like they have filled out their roster. They have reportedly signed veteran infielder Alex Cora to a minor league contract, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Cora becomes the likeliest candidate to back up Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond. Via Kilgore:
The move gives the Nationals a leading candidate for the final spot on their bench and provides potential insurance for rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa.
Cora's contract is for $900,000, with another $600,000 possible in performance incentives. Cora played in 66 games for the New York Mets last year before he was released. He originally came up in the Los Angeles Dodgers' system in 1998 and has played for five teams in his Major League career.
He is also a Scott Boras client, giving the Nationals nine players who are represented by Boras.