Sources: Pudge to Nationals

Updated: December 8, 2009, 9:03 AM ET
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Ivan Rodriguez will take his catching expertise to Washington, helping develop youngster Jesus Flores.

Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star with 13 Gold Gloves, has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Nats, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. He turned down arbitration from the Rangers.

The agreement was first reported by MLB.com.

The Associated Press reported that the deal is subject to the 38-year-old passing a physical.

Rodriguez was acquired ...

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