Oct 11, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) throws during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals of game four of the 2012 NLDS at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann Avoid Arbitration


According to a tweet from the Nationals PR department, the Nats and righthanded pitcher Jordan Zimmermann have avoided arbitration and settled on a one-year deal.

Zimmermann went 12-8 this year with a 2.94 ERA, his first without an innings limit after being limited to 160 innings in 2011 as a part of his Tommy John surgery recovery. The terms of the deal are not yet known, but the Nationals filed for $4.6M in arbitration while Zimmermann filed for $5.8M, so the deal is likely to be somewhere around $5.2M.

Update, 7:05 PM: The one-year deal is worth $5.35M.

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