- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DEVELOPING:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a contract with No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg.

The last-place team and the hard-throwing right-hander from San Diego State faced a deadline of midnight on Monday night to reach a deal.

Strasburg went 13-1 last season, leading Division I pitchers in ERA and strikeouts, and won the Golden Spikes award for the top U.S. amateur baseball player.

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