Corbin signs $140M, 6-year deal with Nats

The Sacramento Bee - - Sports -

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.

Notable

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.

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