The Nationals have agreed to a six-year deal $140 million contract with free-agent Patrick Corbin. The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported by the Washington Post and will include deferrals.
Both the Yankees and Phillies had made offers to Corbin, but these were for 5 year contracts unlike the Nationals who offered him a six year deal.
Patrick Corbin is a two-time All-Star who spent his career to date with the Arizona Diamondbacks. This year he tossed 200 innings with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts to 48 walks. He made the NL All-Star team for the second time and finished fifth in the voting for the NL Cy Young Award.
Corbin will join Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg at the top of the Nats’ rotation, forming one of the best trios in the National League.