Nationals and pitcher Stephen Strasburg avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal.
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.
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.
- Scooby Axson