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Nationals Watch Archive: January 2014

  • Gio Gonzalez living a dream by throwing bullpen sessions to ex-Yankee Jorge Posada

    Gio Gonzalez' Tuesday routine includes throwing a bullpen session. His catcher? Former New York Yankee standout Jorge Posada, and to say Gonzalez idolizes Posada doesn't begin to describe his feelings. Published January 26 2014

  • After surgeries, Nats say Strasburg, Harper will be ready for spring training

    Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, first baseman Adam LaRoche and outfielder Bryce Harper all expect to be close to full health entering spring training after undergoing surgeries in the offseason. Published January 25 2014

  • Nats avoid arbitration with Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann

    The Nationals had two potential long-term contract extension candidates entering the offseason. On Friday, they avoided arbitration with both right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond for the next two seasons. But, for now at least, that’s as far as it goes. Zimmermann signed a two-year deal worth $24 million. Desmond gets a two-year deal worth $17. 5 million. Extensions are still possible for both players, if less likely. Zimmermann and Desmond would be free agents after the 2015 season. Published January 17 2014

  • Nats avoid arbitration with pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Drew Storen

    The Nationals have a better idea of their salary structure for the 2014 season now after avoiding arbitration with right-handed pitchers Jordan Zimmerann and Drew Storen. Zimmermann actually gets a two-year deal worth $24 million, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. He will make $7.5 million in 2014 and $16.5 in 2015. Published January 17 2014

  • Nats extend affiliate agreement with Double-A Harrisburg

    The Nationals will have stability at the upper levels of their minor league system in the coming years. One month after agreeing to a four-year player development contract extension with Triple-A Syracuse, Washington did the same with Harrisburg, its Double-A affiliate, on Wednesday. That takes the Nats through the 2018 season with both. Published January 15 2014