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Washington Nationals sign Aníbal Sánchez to 2-year/$19M deal according to reports...

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Washington reportedly added another starter to the mix today, signing Aníbal Sánchez to a 2-year/$19M deal. Is GM Mike Rizzo done adding to the rotation now?

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Washington’s rotation had some question marks even before the Nationals dealt Tanner Roark to the Cincinnati Reds last week, but this afternoon they took a first step towards filling out the back of their starting staff, signing veteran starter Aníbal Sánchez to what reportedly is a 2-year/$19M deal with an option for a third year.

Sánchez, 34, is coming off a (7-6) campaign as part of the Atlanta Braves’ rotation which saw the right-hander put up a 2.83 ERA, a 3.62 FIP, 42 walks (2.77 BB/9), and 135 Ks (8.89 K/9) in 136 23 innings pitched overall, with a .211/.278/.359 line against in 133 23 IP as a starter.

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (MLB Network and Baseball America) was first with the reports of the deal and the terms that Sánchez, a 13-year veteran who’s previously been with Miami, Detroit, and Atlanta, has apparently agreed to with Washington.

Multiple writers have since confirmed the initial reports...

Sánchez made four appearances (and three starts) against the Nationals in 2018, holding Washington’s hitters to a combined .159/.243/.333 line in 18 IP, over which he had a 1.50 ERA, 21 walks, and 49 Ks, and he’s gone (10-1) with a 2.08 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) and 155 23 IP against the Nats in his career, with a .207/.291/.314 line against in those outings.

Sánchez had the eighth-lowest BABIP (.258) among National League starters with at least 130 IP in 2018, the ninth-lowest ERA, 14th-lowest FIP, and highest Soft Contact percentage (26.1%) among NL starters.

Some more details of the deal below:

So: Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, Stephen Strasburg, Aníbal Sánchez... and Erick Fedde or Joe Ross ... or will Mike Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office continue to add depth or options to the rotation?

What are you thoughts on the addition of Aníbal Sánchez to the mix in D.C.?