Rauch avoids arbitration, agrees to 2-year deal with Nationals
WASHINGTON -- Reliever Jon Rauch and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $3.2 million, two-year contract Saturday, avoiding arbitration.
The right-hander will make $1.2 million in 2008 and $2 million in 2009. The deal also includes a club option for $2.9 million in 2010 that must be exercised within five days of the end of the 2008 World Series.
Rauch's arbitration hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday. He
had asked for a raise from $455,000 to $1.4 million while the
Read full story