For taking someone who wasn’t going to help the Astros.
from MLB Rumors – MLBTradeRumors.com by Tim Dierkes
The Nationals signed center fielder Willy Taveras to a minor league deal, reports MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. Taveras had been released by the A’s on Tuesday, not long after Oakland received him from the Reds to faciliate their Adam Rosales trade. The Nats will presumably pay Taveras the league-minimum $400K if he makes the team, with the A’s paying his remaining $3.6MM.