The Washington Times - June 10, 2009, 06:07PM

A few basics on the Drew Storen deal:

—His signing bonus is $1.6 million.


—There is no contractual agreement for him to make a big-league appearance this year, though the Nationals seem to view him as a quick accelerator who could reach the majors soon.

—He will start at Class A Hagerstown, with his friend and former roommate Jack McGeary.

—The Nationals had their eye on Storen since the early spring, and Storen, who met Chad Cordero while he was the bat boy at several Montreal Expos’ games, had his eye on the Nationals. The deal didn’t happen prior to Tuesday, Storen’s adviser Brodie Van Wagenen said, but the Nationals knew Storen wanted to sign quickly. Storen, who worked out for the Nationals and Giants, knew he wanted to be here after throwing for the team last Thursday. “It was a perfect storm,” Van Wagenen said. “Nobody knows how things will play out, but he was thinking, ‘Wouldn’t that be perfect?’”