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  1. Source: Nats sign veteran lefty Perez to 2-year deal

    Dec 4, 2015, 3:52 PM EST

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    The Nationals have taken their first significant step toward overhauling their bullpen, agreeing to terms Friday with veteran left-hander Oliver Perez on a 2-year, $7 million deal, according to a source familiar with the contract. Perez, 34, has been around the block during a 15-year career featuring an assortment of highs and lows, but he…

  2. Can the Nationals remake their entire bullpen?

    Dec 4, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Scroll through the Nationals’ 2015 pitching register and then answer this question: Which relievers on that list are locks to make the 2016 Opening Day roster? Jonathan Papelbon and Drew Storen might return, but both right-handers are going to be the subject of plenty of trade speculation over the next several weeks after seeing their…

  3. Stammen non-tendered after injury-plagued season

    Dec 3, 2015, 12:25 AM EST

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    The Nationals chose not to tender a 2016 contract to Craig Stammen before Wednesday night’s deadline, a move that makes the popular-but-rehabbing reliever a free agent but doesn’t necessarily preclude him from re-signing with the organization that drafted him a decade ago. Facing a midnight deadline on six remaining arbitration-eligible players, the Nationals made the…

  4. UPDATE: Moore, Lobaton avoid arbitration with 1-year deals

    Dec 2, 2015, 6:19 PM EST

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    Updated at 6:19 p.m. The Nationals agreed to terms on 1-year contracts with Tyler Moore and Jose Lobaton, avoiding arbitration and assuring neither bench player would be non-tendered before Wednesday night’s deadline. Moore’s deal is for $900,000, according to CBSSports.com. Lobaton’s deal is for $1.3875 million, according to the Washington Post. The pair of settlements…

  5. Baseball in the District – Moving on from Zimmermann

    Dec 2, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

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    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Our latest episode of ‘Baseball in the District’ featured a lot of talk about Jordan Zimmermann, who this week left the Nationals to sign a free agent deal with the Detroit Tigers. We looked back on his career in Washington and at the contract he signed with Detroit. We also looked…

  6. Prospect spotlight: Wilmer Difo

    Dec 2, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    USA Today

    Age on Opening Day 2016: 23 How acquired: Signed as international free agent in 2010 Position: Infielder Prospect Rank: No. 6 in Nats’ org. (Baseball America) 2015 Level/Team: A-Potomac, AA-Harrisburg, MLB-Nationals 2015 Stats: (minors) 106 G, 464 PA, 434 AB, 61 R, 124 H, 28 2B, 6 3B, 5 HR, 53 RBI, 30 SB, 2 CS, 20 BB, 92 SO, .286 BA, .325 OBP, .412 SLG, .738 OPS, 7 HBP / (majors)…

  7. With Zimmermann gone, now what?

    Dec 1, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Jordan Zimmermann leaving the Nationals as a free agent was essentially a foregone conclusion, so much so that the team has probably been making long-term plans without him in mind for months. And now that it’s official, the question becomes what is next for their pitching staff. Who will step in to fill Zimmermann’s place in the…

  8. Appreciating Zimmermann’s Nationals career

    Nov 30, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    Zimmermann, Rizzo on contract talks

    Before he made the All-Star team, threw a no-hitter and signed a free agent contract north of $100 million, Jordan Zimmermann was a well-kept secret for those who watched him take the mound every fifth day for the Washington Nationals. He was the quiet one, content with standing in the shadows of Stephen Strasburg and Gio…

  9. PHOTOS: Zimmermann’s Nats career through the years

    Nov 29, 2015, 4:36 PM EST

    USA Today

    CLICK TO LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY Here is a look back at Jordan Zimmermann’s seven-year career with the Washington Nationals after the news he has signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Tigers… 1. April 20, 2009 – Zimmermann’s MLB debut Nearly two years after getting drafted by the Nats, Jordan Zimmermann made his MLB…

  10. Did Zimmermann sign at a discount?

    Nov 29, 2015, 3:01 PM EST

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    Jordan Zimmermann signing away from the Nationals in free agency was not a surprise. And him choosing a team in the midwest, where he is from, is something many had long predicted. But both the timing of his new contract and the terms he agreed to are perhaps surprising for some. Not only did Zimmermann…

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