WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have informed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle that he made the 25-man roster.

Belisle signed on the eve of spring training and on Tuesday the Nationals said they will add him to the roster.

The 35-year-old had a 4.26 ERA and held opponents to a .182 batting average in 6 1/3 innings in six appearances during spring training.

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Belisle played for new Nationals manager Dusty Baker with the Cincinnati Reds but said the attraction of winning drew him to Washington. Early in spring training he said his mind-set is on preparing for October because he wants to ''be an asset'' for the Nationals.

He'll be part of a reconstructed bullpen for Washington.