Originally posted on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 2/26/12
Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman walks off the field during the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington on August 16, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch   Seems like a Ryan Zimmerman contract extension had been "close" for days. On Saturday night, as yet another deadline neared for striking a deal, more progress to lock up the Face of the Franchise long-term. Deal to be announced today? Yes, at last! According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post on Sunday morning, the deal is done:   From an email by CAA Baseball Saturday night, comments by Brodie Van Wagenen, agent for Ryan Zimmerman and co-head of CAA Baseball: “We have made significant progress on an extension for Ryan that would ensure he plays for the Nationals for a long time, which has always been Ryan’s goal. We are working on a structure that will allow the team to continue to add talent and establish a winner which is another goal of Ryan's.“While there are still...
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