Padres sign catcher Wil Nieves to minor league contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 37-year-old Nieves originally signed with the Padres after they took him in the 47th round of the 1995 amateur draft.

Nieves played in 28 games with the Padres in 2002 before being released. He's also played for the New York Yankees, Washington, Milwaukee, Colorado, Arizona and Philadelphia.

He's a career .243 hitter with nine homers and 110 RBIs.

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