Nats find help for bullpen in RHP Wells

VIERA, Fla. -- Right-hander Kip Wells has agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals, who are looking for bullpen help.

Wells would get a $500,000 for one-year if he is added to the 40-man roster.

The 31-year-old Wells is 65-94 with a 4.67 ERA over 10 major league seasons with six clubs. He has started 205 of his 256 career appearances but was used mostly in relief in 2008, when he was a combined 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA for Colorado and Kansas City.

Nationals manager Manny Acta said at the outset of spring training that the team's bullpen was his biggest concern, and some relievers have struggled during exhibition games.