Already lacking left-handed bats off the bench and suddenly in need of more outfield depth because of Jayson Werth's unexpected shoulder surgery, the Washington Nationals added a player with the potential to fill both needs Tuesday. Washington signed first baseman-outfielder Mike Carp to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to his agent. Carp, 28, was a steady contributor for the Boston Red Sox during their 2013 title run, hitting .296/.362/.523 with nine home runs in 243 at-bats. But Carp struggled last season, hitting .198 in 86 at-bats with Boston before being placed on waivers and claimed by the Texas Rangers — who subsequently designated him for assignment after he went 5-for-40. The Nationals also signed 30-year-old catcher Steven Lerud to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp. Lerud spent last season in Triple-A in the Atlanta Braves organization, hitting .250 in 60 games.
All nine players will exchange salary numbers with the Nationals by Friday's deadline, then work to negotiate a deal with the club.
More Nationals: Nine players filed for arbitration, according to the MLB Players' Association, completing what is generally a formality in a process that will continue for all nine Friday, the deadline for clubs and players to exchange hoped-for salary figures. The list, which might have been even longer had Bryce Harper not settled previously and Ross Detwiler not been traded, consists of Jerry Blevins, Tyler Clippard, Danny Espinosa, Doug Fister, Jose Lobaton, Wilson Ramos, Craig Stammen, Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen.
—Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post
Honor: Former Orioles pitcher Jamie Moyer will become the latest inductee into the Mariners' Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted Aug. 8.
Soccer America named UMBC's Pete Caringi Jr. as the Men's Coach of the Year and senior defender Oumar Ballo (Archbishop Curley) to the men's college MVP first team. The Retrievers advanced further in the NCAA tournament than any previous team in school history, reaching the semifinals. Caringi has led UMBC to America East titles and the NCAA tournament in four of the past five seasons. Caringi will receive his National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Field Turf Men's Division I Coach of the Year award Friday in Philadelphia.
Women's soccer: Johns Hopkins seniors Hannah Kronick and Emily Nagourney were named to NSCAA College Division Scholar All-American teams.
Football: Six players from area schools will play for the East in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.: Maryland wide receiver Deon Long, defensive lineman Darius Kilgo and linebacker Cole Farrand; Navy safety Parrish Gaines; Towson cornerback Tye Smith; and Bowie State tight end Khari Lee (Western Tech). The East will be coached by former Ravens assistant Mike Singletary; the West will be coached by former Ravens assistant Jim Zorn.
Men's lacrosse: Salisbury is ranked third, Washington College fourth and Stevenson fifth in the Division III Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20 poll. Tufts is first and Rochester Institute of Technology second.
Women's lacrosse: Mount St. Mary's named seniors Melissa Cox (John Carroll) and Erin Seipp (Notre Dame Prep) and sophomore Sammie Knapp (Loch Raven) co-captains.
Women's basketball: Coppin State junior guard Jordan Swails was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Salisbury senior guard Anna Hackett was named Division III South Player of the Week. The Sea Gulls (12-1, 6-0 CAC) moved up one spot to No. 20 in the D3hoops.com poll and one spot to No. 18 in the USA Today poll.
Wrestling: Ohio State freshman Kyle Snyder (197 pounds), who lives in Woodbine and attended Good Counsel, was named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week.
Men's track and field: Johns Hopkins sophomore pole vaulter Andrew Bartnett was named the Division III Men's Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Greater Baltimore lacrosse Hall to induct 10 Saturday
The Greater Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame will induct Stephen Berger, Ryan Boyle, Patricia Daley, Randall Goldsborough, Gary Hanley, Elaine Jones, Amy McCleary, Ryan Mollett, Ed Mullen and Tara Singleton on Saturday at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix in Baltimore County. Information:
NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Steven Oleksy from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Major League Soccer: The Seattle Sounders signed goalkeeper Troy Perkins, 33, a former member of D.C. United.
Outdoors:Bill Goldsborough will discuss the importance of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay at a meeting of the Central Region Chapter of CCA Maryland tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Market Fire Hall.