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Nationals And Drew Storen Agree On One-Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration

With the deadline to submit figures for arbitration set for 1:00 pm EST this afternoon, the deals are coming in quickly all around the baseball world. The Nationals and Drew Storen have apparently agreed on a 1-year/$3.45M deal, avoiding arbitration...

Patrick McDermott

Cross another name off the list of arbitration-eligible Washington Nationals. According to yet another report by New York Post writer Joel Sherman this morning, the Nationals and '09 1st Round pick Drew Storen have agreed on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration:'s Jon Heyman's sources provided the same details:

The Nationals, via Twitter, confirmed the reports:

Storen, 26, struggled in a rough 2013 season which saw him optioned to Triple-A Syracuse at one point. After posting a 2.37 ERA, a 2.40 FIP, eight walks (2.37 BB/9) and 24 Ks (7.12 K/9) in 37 games and 30 1/3 IP in a 2012 season which started late as he recovered from elbow surgery, the veteran of four major league seasons put up a 4.52 ERA, a 3.62 FIP, 19 walks (2.77 BB/9) and 58 Ks (8.46 K/9) in 68 games and 61 2/3 IP in 2013. Storen avoided arbitration last winter, and signed a 1-year/$2.5M deal on January 17th.

Ross Ohlendorf, Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler and Jordan Zimmermann have already avoided arbitration by agreeing to deals for 2014 (and beyond in Zimmermann's case). Ian Desmond, Doug Fister, Jerry Blevins, Wilson Ramos and Tyler Clippard remain unsigned so far this winter...