Strasburg agrees to 1-year deal with Nationals

The Associated PressJanuary 11, 2014
Strasburg agrees to 1-year deal with Nationals
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg has agreed to a one-year, $3,975,000 deal with the Washington Nationals.

Strasburg avoided arbitration by agreeing to the contract, which was announced Friday night.

This would have been the first season Strasburg was eligible for arbitration. The 25-year-old right-hander is 29-19 over four seasons, including 8-9 last year with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.