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  1. Stammen non-tendered after injury-plagued season

    Dec 3, 2015, 12:25 AM EST


    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…

  2. 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 Lobaton’s deal is for $1.3875 million, according to the Washington Post. The pair of settlements…

  3. Rendon has mild MCL sprain, plus other morning news

    Mar 13, 2015, 10:13 AM EST

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    Third baseman Anthony Rendon has a mild MCL sprain in his left knee and will be shut down for several days to let the injury heal, Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters in Viera. Rendon becomes the latest member of the suddenly fragile Nationals lineup to suffer an injury this spring, joining second baseman Yunel…

  4. Blevins wins arbitration case, will make $2.4 million

    Feb 11, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

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    Jerry Blevins won his arbitration case against the Nationals, awarded a $2.4 million salary for this season, according to a source familiar with the decision. A three-person panel heard arguments from both Blevins and the Nationals (who offered $2.2 million) during Tuesday’s hearing in St. Petersburg, Fla. Those judges decided to rule in favor of…

  5. Strasburg, Storen, Fister avoid arbitration

    Jan 16, 2015, 10:40 AM EST

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    Updated at 1:25 p.m. Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen and Doug Fister became the latest members of the Nationals to avoid salary arbitration, agreeing to contracts before MLB’s Friday afternoon deadline. Fister signed for $11.4 million, with Strasburg agreeing to a $7.4 million salary and Storen a $5.7 million salary in 2015, according to sources familiar…

  6. Nine players expected to file for arbitration Tuesday

    Jan 13, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Nine members of the Nationals are expected to file for arbitration on Tuesday, beginning the sometimes long and arduous process of determining salaries for players who aren’t yet eligible for free agency. The Nationals’ roster is loaded with arbitration-eligible players — those with at least 3 years but fewer than 6 years of big-league service…

  7. Nats tender contracts to all 10 arbitration-eligible players

    Dec 2, 2014, 5:09 PM EST


    The Nationals tendered 2015 contracts to all 10 of their unsigned, arbitration-eligible players on Tuesday, a group that includes Ross Detwiler and Danny Espinosa, two players whose future with the organization has been in doubt. For now, the Nationals chose to retain all 10 of those players, tendering them contracts in advance of Tuesday’s 11:59…

  8. Nats settle with Clippard, avoid arbitration

    Feb 10, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

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    The Nationals and Tyler Clippard agreed to salary terms today, thus avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled to take place Feb. 17 in Florida. Clippard will make $5.875 million this season, according to, settling on a number that was higher than the midpoint of the two sides’ formal arbitration offers last month. Clippard,…

  9. Clippard, Fister will go to arbitration

    Jan 17, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

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    Unable to come to terms on contracts before Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline, right-handers Tyler Clippard and Doug Fister and the Nationals formally filed dueling arbitration figures to Major League Baseball headquarters. Hearings before a three-judge panel will be set for next month, though both players and the Nationals are free to continue negotiating and could…

  10. Update: Zimmermann, Desmond get 2-year deals

    Jan 17, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

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    Updated at 1:25 p.m. With the deadline to submit competing arbitration figures to Major League Baseball looming this afternoon, there is likely to be a flurry of activity from the Nationals over the next several hours. Sure enough, the Nationals have agreed to terms with five of their seven arbitration-eligible players so far today: Jordan…

  11. Detwiler signs for $3 million, avoids arbitration

    Jan 16, 2014, 10:42 PM EST

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    Ross Detwiler and the Nationals came to terms on a 2014 contract Thursday night, avoiding arbitration only 24 hours before they would have been required to submit competing salary figures. Detwiler will earn $3 million this season, a modest raise from his 2013 salary of $2.3375 million, according to sources familiar with the contract. The…

  12. Zimmermann, 7 others file for arbitration

    Jan 14, 2014, 7:32 PM EST

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    Eight Nationals players filed for arbitration this evening, a procedural step toward determining their 2014 salaries. Right-handers Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard, left-handers Ross Detwiler and Jerry Blevins, shortstop Ian Desmond and catcher Wilson Ramos all officially filed paperwork, according to the MLB Players’ Association. Those players and the Nationals must…





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