Willingham, Nationals agree to 1-year deal
VIERA, Fla. -- Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $2.95 million contract for 2009, avoiding an arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
Willingham, who made $405,000 last season, had submitted an arbitration figure of $3.6 million. The Nationals had countered with $2.55 million.
His new one-year deal calls for performance bonuses of $25,000 each for 525, 550, 575 and 600 plate appearances.
The Nationals still have one more player scheduled ...
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