Brandon Kintzler

Wieters joins Nationals; Judge hits long homer for Yankees

Matt Wieters finally has a new team. One crazy accident turned his free agency into a harrowing experience.

Wieters cut his left wrist when a five-gallon glass water container broke in his garage on Nov. 1, delaying his offseason preparation — and, he thinks, his chance to find a deal.

"It's tough finding a team when you can't do anything baseball-related," Wieters said Friday, when the catcher took batting practice and ran conditioning sprints at spring training with the Washington Nationals after his signing was announced. "They told me I was very lucky that it wasn't worse than it was."

Wieters agreed to a $21 million, two-year deal worth...

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