Sources. Here and Here.
This is good news, and will allow what I've stated as the best plan all along to occur, which is to give Flores a full year of seasoning in the minors before he assumes the job full-time in 2009. It also gives you the perception that the Nats aren't confident in the knees of an older, HGH-aided veteran, though the source claims that the proximity of the injury and signing are purely coincidence. Yeah. Right.
How do you feel about this left-handed, defensively challenged addition?
Update: Deal is finalized, and Flores will start the season in AA. Good moves.