Report: Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a one-year contract, according to CBS. Pending a physical, Jackson will make between $8 million and $12 million in Washington next season.
Jackson went 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA last season, split between the White Sox and Cardinals. He now makes the Nationals his seventh team in 10 big-league seasons.
The Nationals also won in arbitration with hurler John Lannan, but the Jackson signing may indicate that Lannan will soon hit the trading block. The Nats are booked solid in the starting rotation with a five-man group of Jackson, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Chien-Ming Wang. The Nationals went 80-81 last season, finishing third in the NL East for the first time since moving to Washington.