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Nats Lock Up Zimmerman

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Ryan Zimmerman is one of the only solid players the Washington Nationals have on their roster, and they made sure he’s not going anywhere. The Washington Post is reporting that the two sides agreed on a five-year extension worth approximately $45 million. The deal goes into effect immediately and overrides Ryan’s current $3.325 million salary.

This is being called a five-year extension but it’s essentially just two. The reason? Zimmerman wasn’t available for free agency till 2011. So the deal buys out Zimmerman’s last two seasons of arbitration and his first two years of free agency. Not a bad deal for the player when you consider his performance over the last couple seasons.

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