Strasburg signs one-year deal, avoids arbitration

Strasburg signs one-year deal, avoids arbitration
January 10, 2014, 7:15 pm
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The Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agreed to terms Friday night on a contract for 2014, avoiding arbitration.

Strasburg was arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career, giving him the right to negotiate his salary. If the right-hander and the club couldn’t settle on terms before Tuesday’s deadline, he would have filed for arbitration and the two sides would have submitted competing offers next Friday, setting a date for a hearing in February before a three-person panel.

Thus, Strasburg and the Nationals avoided a potentially messy arbitration process by finding common ground now.

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