Corbin signs $140M, 6-year deal with Nats
Patrick Corbin put on his No. 46 Nationals jersey as rotation-mates Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked on at the news conference to introduce the lefty starter with the $140 million, six-year contract.
Washington formally announced the addition of free-agent Corbin on Friday, the latest in a flurry of offseason moves by general manager Mike Rizzo.
Rizzo said the deal with Corbin, 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA for Arizona in 2018, is “independent” of what might happen with right fielder Bryce Harper, who has played his entire career for the Nationals but now is a free agent. Goldy keeping options open: Now that he is with the Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.
The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million. If he doesn’t sign a new contract, he would be among the top free agents next offseason.
Padres: Free agent pitcher Garrett Richards and San Diego have finalized a $15.5 million, two-year contract. Diamondbacks: Righthander Merrill Kelly is joining Arizona, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract.
Mets: Jared Banner was hired as executive director of player development after more than a decade with the Boston Red Sox.