The Nationals hope reliever Greg Holland can return to form and use his postseason experience to help Washington make a playoff run.
Holland has appeared in 12 postseason games, including the 2014 World Series with Kansas City. That, along with his 186 career saves, was more important to Washington than the 7.92 ERA he had with St. Louis before being designated for assignment July 27.
A day after the right-hander worked out with Washington, the Nationals announced his signing Tuesday before facing Atlanta in a day-night doubleheader.
“He’s a veteran guy that’s been around and pitched in high-level situations, pitched a World Series,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said.