New York Mets second baseman Danny Muno (74) is safe at first base as Washington Nationals first baseman Clint Robinson (25) reaches for the wild throw in the ninth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Viera ,
John Bazemore
April 04, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Clint Robinson made the Washington Nationals' opening day roster as a left-handed batter off the bench, beating out Mike Carp for that role.

Carp and left-handed reliever Rich Hill were re-assigned to the minors, manager Matt Williams said Saturday after the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees in their exhibition finale.

Robinson is a 30-year-old with 13 major league at-bats, including nine with the Dodgers last season. But after signing a minor league deal with Washington in December, he hit .320 in spring training, while Carp batted .200.

Said Robinson, who can play first base or outfield: ''You work all offseason, the years in the minor leagues, just to get to this point. Just to be rewarded for having a good spring training means the world to me.''

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