Nationals, Zimmerman Agree to Extension

Sep 22, 2011; Michael Morse celebrates with third baseman Ryan Zimmerman during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Nationals defeated the Phillies 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman have agreed to an extension, as reported on Twitter by the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore. The deal is worth $100M over six years, as reported by Jim Bowden, and includes a team option for a seventh year at $24M. The agreement marks the end tense negotiations, as Zimmerman had earlier said that he did not wish to negotiate past Friday. Zimmerman is now under team control through 2020 if his option is exercised.

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