By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Nationals have signed free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin. He signed a six-year deal worth $140 million.
According to Spotrac, the Nationals take Corbin off the market with a $23.3 million per season average. The deal will become official once he passes his physical.
This is the second-largest contract in franchise history behind Max Scherzer. This rotation includes Scherzer and Stephen Strasbourg.
Scherzer visited with the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. However, the Yankees would not give him more than a five-year deal.
This is a developing story.
The 29-year-old Clay, New York native will be joining his second MLB team. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This past season, Corbin went 11-7 in 33 starts, including one complete game and one shutout. He also had a 3.15 ERA in 200 innings pitched with 70 runs (70 earned runs), including allowing 15 home runs. He also struck out 246 and walked 48.
In his eight-year career with the Diamondbacks, he went 56-54 in 172 games, including 154 starts. He also had nine games finished, four complete games, one shutout and two saves.
He also had a 3.91 ERA in 945 2/3 innings. He also allowed 477 runs (411 earned runs), including allowing 107 runs. He also struck out 897 and walked 271. He also had 16 intentional walks.
The Nationals had six pitchers, who started for the team. Scherzer led the team with 33 starts, as he went 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA in 220 2/3 innings. Tanner Roark also started 30 games, while Gio González pitched 27 games.
Strasburg made 22 starts, while Jeremy Hellickson had 19 starts. Erick Fedde also made 11 starts.