Zimmerman, Nationals agree to long-term contract

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According to a club source, the Nationals and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman have agreed to a long-term contract and will announce the deal at a press conference tomorrow.

Busy day here, but I’ll report back with more as I hear it.

UPDATE AT 8:27 P.M.: I’ve now heard from two sources it’s a done deal, though I haven’t been able to pin down terms yet. Five years, $45 million was what was floating around earlier this week, so I’d assume it will be in that neighborhood.

UPDATE AT 10:35 P.M.: Here is our story for tomorrow’s paper. I’ve now heard from three sources that the deal is in place and the Nationals will hold a press conference tomorrow.

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