Nationals Sign One-Year Deal With Jordan Zimmermann, Avoid Arbitration

Tuesday January 17th, 2012

The Washington Nationals have reached one-year agreements with starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Tom Gorzelanny in order to avoid arbitration, according to the team’s official public relations account.

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Zimmermann went 8-11 last season with a 3.18 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 161.1 innings pitched in his first year in return form Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old is considered one of the best young starting pitchers in the league and will likely be slotted third in the Nationals' talented young rotation.

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