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King gets minor-league deal from Nats

Updated: December 18, 2006, 6:16 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Left-handed reliever Ray King has reached agreement on a minor-league contract with the Washington Nationals with an invitation to big-league camp. He will earn a base salary of $850,000 if he makes the Nationals' Opening Day roster.

King, 31, has a career 19-22 record with a 3.28 ERA in 514 games out of the bullpen for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee, Atlanta, St. Louis and Colorado.

King said signing with the Nationals appealed to him because of the prospect of a heavier workload as the ...

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