The Washington Nationals and Ross Detwiler have reached an agreement on a one-year-deal worth $3 million. This comes from Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. This deal that is reached keeps Detwiler out of arbitration.
Detwiler made $2.3 million last season, so he will be getting a raise after going 2-7 with an ERA over four last season. The deal also includes a $50,000 performance bonus if he ends up pitching 180 innings. That gives us a clue that Mike Rizzo wants him to be the fifth starter, but he will still have to earn it.
Detwiler pitched well in 2012, with a 1.6 WAR it would have earned him close to $6 million if he could have pitched as solid or better in 2013. Instead he had an injury and will lose money because of it.
This leaves seven Nationals filing for arbitration. Those seven include Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Ian Desmond, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard, Jerry Blevins, and Wilson Ramos. These players must reach a deal by tomorrow night or else will have to file for arbitration.
We will keep you updated on each of there positions as they become available.