Nationals trying to trade John Lannan

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The Washington Nationals made themselves a little stronger Thursday by adding Edwin Jackson to their rotation for one season for around $10 million. The word from Fox Sports is that the team is also "aggressively" trying to unload John Lannan from its rotation as well.

The 27-year-old lefty, who lost his arbitration case with the team and will be paid $5 million this season rather than the $5.7 million that he wanted, went 10-13 with a  3.70 ERA last year (when he was paid $2.75 million).

Fox reports that Jackson had a few three-year offers, but decided to go with one so that he can hopefully stuff his stats this season and re-enter the free-agent market at the end of the 2012 season.


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