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The Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year deal with ace Stephen Strasburg on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
The right-hander will earn $3.975 million, plus performance bonuses.
Strasburg, 25, was 8-9 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts last year for the Nationals in his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He struck out 191 in a career-high 183 innings.
He underwent surgery in October to remove bone chips in his elbow, and the team expects him to be ready for spring training.