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Jordan Zimmermann has new deal

Updated: January 18, 2014, 1:16 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

All-Star pitcher Jordan Zimmermann avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $24 million contract with the Washington Nationals on Friday.

Shortstop Ian Desmond also agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals before Friday's deadline for submitting arbitration figures. Other Nationals players agreeing to contracts included former closer Drew Storen, catcher Wilson Ramos and left-handers Ross Detwiler and Jerry Blevins.

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