Nationals, 3B Anthony Rendon reach deal, avoid arbitration
WASHINGTON (AP) Infielder Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to contract terms.
The team announced on Twitter that it reached a deal with Rendon on Friday, when teams and players submit figures for arbitration. The Nationals did not reveal financial terms.
Rendon missed about half of last season because of injury, appearing in only 80 games and hitting .264 with five homers and 25 RBIs.
He's the second Nationals player to agree to a contract this week instead of heading to arbitration, joining catcher Wilson Ramos.
Other Nationals players who filed for arbitration Tuesday were pitcher Stephen Strasburg, infielder Danny Espinosa and outfielder Ben Revere.