Patrick Corbin agrees to six-year deal with Washington NationalsDecember 4, 2018
Patrick Corbin, the top free-agent starter on the market this winter, has agreed to a six-year, $140 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
The two people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical.
The 29-year-old left-hander went 11-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 2018, striking out 246 batters in 200 innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Corbin joins a Washington rotation featuring three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and three-time All-Star right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
After missing out on the postseason for the first time since 2015, Washington has been aggressive since the season ended. The Nationals traded for All-Star catcher Yan Gomes, signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year deal and traded for reliever Kyle Barraclough.
Whether or not the Corbin signing impacts the club's ability to bring back Bryce Harper is going to be a big question as the winter progresses.
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