Robinson makes Nationals; Carp, Hill re-assigned to minors

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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