The Washington Nationals have signed 24-year-old pitcher Caleb Clay to a minor league deal, this according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. Clay is a former first round pick of the Red Sox and spent 2012 with their Double-A affiliate the Portland Sea Dogs.
Clay is 6’2” right-hander originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He spent six seasons in the Boston farm system and compiled a 4.70 ERA in 391.0 total innings. He was picked 44th overall out of Cullman High School in Alabama by the Red Sox in 2006.
Clay didn’t make his minor league debut in the Boston system until late 2007 because of his recovery from Tommy John surgery.