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In 2009, Jesus Flores was the catcher of the future for the Washington Nationals, and with good reason. One unfortunate foul tip into his shoulder changed that quickly, as he missed the better part of the next 2 seasons recovering from the injury. Today, Flores and the Nationals agreed to terms for a one-year deal, thus avoiding salary arbitration. The financials of the deal are not yet available.
When the team went out and traded for Wilson Ramos in 2010, Flores was still recovering from his shoulder injury, and there was no defined time table for his return. Not to mention, the Nats were able to pick up one of the top catching prospects in baseball who was blocked by Joe Mauer in Minnesota. In doing that, though, Ramos blocked Flores from returning to the starter role he left in 2009 after his injury.
At the end of last season, Flores was frustrated with his lack of playing time, and it was unclear whether the Nationals would bring him back for the 2012 season. The team ...
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Nationals pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Tom Gorzelanny and Tyler Clippard have agreed to one-year contracts with the team, avoiding arbitration.
Zimmermann's deal is for $2.3 million, while Gorzelanny gets $3 million. The value of Clippard's contract wasn't immediately known Tuesday.
Zimmermann, a right-hander, is expected to be Washington's No. 3 starter in 2012...
Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman sits on the field after being forced out at second base in a double play by the Florida Marlins during the 11th inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
This much is clear: based on yesterday's news of a five-year...
Gio Gonzalez has agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Nationals just three weeks after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.
The Nationals said Sunday the deal runs though the 2016 season and includes options for two more years. Gonzalez had filed for arbitration on Friday.
The 26-year-old Gonzalez went 16-12 last season - a career high...
Washington Nationals pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Tom Gorzelanny and Tyler Clippard avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals on Tuesday.
Zimmermann, who will earn $2.3 million, posted an 8-11 mark with a 3.18 ERA last season.
Gorzelanny, who will make $3 million, is scheduled to work out of the bullpen this season. The 29-year-old lefthander recorded a 4-6 mark with a 4...
The Nationals have not been shy about their dealings with Gio Gonzalez. First, they dealt three of their top 10 prospects — including two of their top three — for the 26-year-old hurler. Then, over the weekend, the Nationals completed the bond, signing the lefty to a contract extension worth $42 million over the next five years. The contract also includes two club options for...
WASHINGTON -- Gio Gonzalez agreed to a five-year, $42 million contract with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, just three weeks after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. The deal includes options for two more years. It's the largest guaranteed contract for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the first time. The 26-year-old Gonzalez went 16...
While you're sitting around waiting for news on Prince Fielder, enjoy the photo above of Michael Morse in a sombrero, via Michael Morse's Facebook page. "Mi Madre en Mexico (Epcot)" says Morse.
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As currently constructed the Mets bench isn't perfect, it seems to have a lack of power and duplication of services. Nickeas, Hairston, Turner, Cedeno and Loewen or Baxter.I'd use one of Turner's options and tuck him away in Buffalo while we see how Murphy does at 2B and replace him with a power hitting corner infielder, Zack Lutz or a FA agent who accepts a minor league...
In the past few days, the Washington Nationals have been busy with housekeeping. They've extended Gio Gonzalez, a $42 million outlay that'll keep the left-hander in Washington through at least 2016. They've given hefty raises to Jordan Zimmermann and Tyler Clippard in their first years of arbitration, and they boosted ...
The Nationals agreed to terms on Tuesday with right-hander Jordan Zimmermann and reliever Tom Gorzelanny on 2012 contracts, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Pitcher Gio Gonzalez agreed to a $42 million, five-year contract with the Washington Nationals, less than a month after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez has agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Nationals just three weeks after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.
The Nats have two players -- left-hander John Lannan and outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse -- who remain eligible for arbitration.