Nats add veteran bat Dobbs to Minors deal

Nats add veteran bat Dobbs to Minors deal

PHOENIX -- The Nationals signed infielder Greg Dobbs to a Minor League contract on Monday. He will go to Viera, Fla., to get in baseball shape, and then probably play a few games for Triple-A Syracuse before he is called up to the big club.

The Nationals have had interest in Dobbs dating back to the offseason of 2011, but he ended up signing with the Marlins, where he didn't see much action this season. He was 1-for 13 for Miami before he was released by the club last week.

Dobbs is best remembered for being part of a Phillies team that won a World Series title in 2008.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.