The Nationals have announced that they have tendered all players eligible for arbitration. To put it into terms, it means that all arbitration eligible players will be under contract next season, including Doug Fister who became a National earlier this evening.
None of this is a real surprise, but it was a question if Ross Ohlendorf would get a deal, he did. Ohlendorf got a one-year deal according to the Nationals Twitter account.
The #Nats have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with RHP Ross Ohlendorf.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) December 3, 2013
The Ohlendorf deal has been reported to be worth $1.25 Million according to Ken Rosenthal…
Source: #Nationals re-sign Ohlendorf for one year, $1.25M – guaranteed, plus incentives.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2013
The Nationals got a lot done tonight in terms of making the team better including the signing of Ohlendorf. He can be a possible lefty reliever option or a spot start type pitcher. None the less the Nationals got a lot better tonight.
So now the Nationals go into the winter meetings looking for a lefty reliever and some bench help. The Nationals lost a bench player in Steve Lombardozzi in the Doug Fister trade. I suspect that Mike Rizzo will be able to find someone else on the market to replace him. I have mentioned Rafael Furcal and that can still be an option.