Doug Fister, Nats agree on deal

Updated: February 3, 2014, 1:06 PM ET
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WASHINGTON -- Right-handed starter Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a contract, avoiding arbitration.

Fister will make a base salary of $7.2 million this season and can earn an additional $150,000 if he pitches 210 innings.

Fister was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a trade this offseason after he went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA over 208 2/3 innings in 2013.

He made $4,075,000 last season and when submitting his arbitration figure asked that his salary more than double to $8.5 million. The Nationals had offered $5.75 million.

Only one other Nationals player still could go to arbitration -- right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard. He asked for a raise to $6.35 million from $4 million; the team offered $4.45 million. Clippard was 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 71 innings in 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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