Ollie to Nats

Oliver Perez will sign a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals. The club feels pitching coordinator Spin Williams, who worked with Perez in Pittsburgh, might be able to revive the southpaw's fastball with work on his mechanics.

"I'm not surprised," Terry Collins said. "I'm surprised there wasn't a couple of other clubs. Left-handed. A guy with his experience and with his background of getting left-handed hitters out, I'm not surprised he got a shot. And I wish him all the luck."