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According to multiple sources close to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals officials, led by their GM, Mike Rizzo, will visit Mark Buehrle and his representatives from CAA Sports today at his house at St. Louis.
Kilgore says that the Nationals are looking for a veteran starter to go with their young, talented staff. “The pitcher we're looking for is a good leader type of guy who can throw a lot of innings,” said Rizzo earlier this month after signing Chien-Ming Wang (via Kilgore). “He's shown he can win in the big leagues and really lead our staff, not by having the best stuff on the staff, but by showing how to be a professional and how to be a winner and how to pitch 200 innings in a season many, many times. That's the kind of the guy we’re looking for.”
Buerhle was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA in 205.1 innings throughout 31 starts with the White Sox in 2011.
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The Chicago White Sox have offered salary arbitration to free agent pitcher Mark Buehrle prior to Wednesday's deadline.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mark Buehrle throws to Toronto Blue Jays leadoff hitter Mike McCoy during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Chicago, Illinois, September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
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