Report: Nationals sign free agent RP Casey Janssen

Thursday January 29th, 2015

The Washington Nationals have signed free-agent reliever Casey Janssen, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal

The one-year deal is worth $5 million and includes a 2016 mutual option, according to Rosenthal. The contract will also include an option buyout. 

Janssen, 33, has played all eight of his MLB seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. Over the last three seasons, he earned 81 saves, including a career-high 34 in 2013. 

in 2014, Janssen finished with 25 saves and a 3.94 ERA in 50 appearances. He made $4 million last season with Toronto. 

Coming off a 96-66 season capped by a National League East title, the Nationals have made several changes to their pitching staff this offseason. Earlier this month, the team traded reliever Tyler Clippard and signed former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer

VERDUCCI: Manfred seems open to change

- Stanley Kay

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.