Nats reach deals with Strasburg, Espinosa, Revere, Rendon
WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $10.4 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration.
The Nationals also reached deals Friday with infielders Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon, and outfielder Ben Revere.
Friday is when teams and players submit salary figures for arbitration. But Washington avoided the sometimes-contentious process with all five of its players who initially filed for arbitration on Tuesday, including catcher Wilson Ramos.
Strasburg gets a raise of $3 million from 2015, when he went 11-7 with a 3.46 ERA and was limited to 23 starts because of injuries.
Revere, acquired from Toronto this month, agreed to a $6.25 million contract for 2016, while Espinosa's deal is worth $2,875,000 for one year.