Friday January 16th, 2015

The Washington Nationals and pitcher Stephen Strasburg avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but MLB.com reports that Strasburg will make $7.4 million in 2015. The team also announced they agreed to terms with pitcher Drew Storen.

Strasburg was the No. 1 overall selection by the Nationals in the 2009 MLB Draft. He went 14-11 with a 3.14 ERA in 34 starts and led the National League with 242 strikeouts last season, helping Washington win the NL East.

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The 26-year-old is three seasons removed from having Tommy John surgery.

Strasburg made almost $4 million in salary in 2014 and was in the second of three arbitration seasons. In five seasons, Strasburg has a 43-30 record with a 3.02 ERA and 746 strikeouts.

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