Nine eligible Washington Nationals filed for arbitration earlier this week. Tyler Clippard was traded to the Oakland A's, leaving the Nationals with eight arbitration-eligible players to sign. Wilson Ramos signed last night, agreeing to what CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported was a 1-year/$3.55M deal.
Deals with Craig Stammen, Danny Espinosa and backup catcher Jose Lobaton followed.
Stammen, who avoided arbitration in 2013 by signing a 2-year/$2.25M extension, reportedly signed a 1-year/$2.25M deal for 2014 last night.
#Nats have avoided arbitration with Craig Stammen, agreeing to $2.25 million salary.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) January 16, 2015
Espinosa earned $540,850 in 2014. The Nats' utility infielder reportedly avoided arbitration by signing a 1-year/$1.8M deal.
Nats have avoided arbitration with Danny Espinosa. He gets $1.8 million in 2015.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) January 16, 2015
Lobaton avoided arbitration by signing a 1-year/$950,000 deal with the Tampa Bay Rays last winter, then was traded to the Nationals a month later. The Nats' backstop agreed to a 1-year/$1.2M deal last night.
Jose Lobaton agrees with #Nats at $1.2 million.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 16, 2015
Stephen Strasburg avoided arbitration last winter by agreeing to a 1-year/$3.975M deal in January.
The '09 no.1 overall pick was (14-11) in 34 starts this past season, posting a 3.14 ERA, a 2.94 FIP, 43 walks (1.80 BB/9) and 242 Ks (10.13 K/9) in a career-high 215 IP.
According to a report by Washington Post writer Barry Svrluga, Strasburg and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year/$7.4M deal for 2015.
Stephen Strasburg will make $7.4 million in 2015, avoiding arbitration. He made $3.975 in 2014.— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) January 16, 2015
The Nationals have until 1:00 PM today to agree to deals for 2015 with their remaining arbitration-eligible players: Doug Fister, Jerry Blevins
and reliever Drew Storen...
Fister and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year/$7.2M deal last February after he was acquired from the Detroit Tigers. Blevins too avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year/$1.675M deal for 2014 after he was acquired by the Nationals from the Oakland A's last winter.
UPDATE: Storen signed a 1-year/$3.45M deal last winter, avoiding arbitration for the second straight season... he too has now avoided arbitration this time aroung by reportedly signing a 1-year/$5.7M deal, leaving only Fister and Blevins unsigned... for now....
Drew Storen has signed for $5.7 million, avoiding arbitration with #Nats. Two more to go before 1 p.m. deadline: Fister, Blevins.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) January 16, 2015