PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: Jayson Werth #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the San Francisco Giants in Game Two of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 17 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jayson Werth
• Live press conference to start on MLB Network in 2 minutes at 5:00 pm EST.
It's official. Here's the announcement from the Nationals: @NatsTownNews:
"Nationals agree to terms on 7-year deal with OF Jayson Werth."
Tim Brown from Yahoo!Sports.com is reporting and others are confirming that the deal is 7-years/$126M. Jayson Werth is a Washington National.
As I noted earlier in the day in another post Mike Harris of AOL Fanhouse and NatsFanboyLooser reported that the Nats were close to a deal that would bring a former Phillies' outfielder to D.C. and a number of sources are now reporting that the Washington Nationals have signed free agent outfielder Jayson Werth to what is apparently a 7-year deal. Info coming out right now along with a variety of sources confirming the news including the Nationals' official Twitter @NatsTownNews which just announced that the, "Nationals will have a major announcement at 5:00 P.M." More info when it's available...