Nationals Avoid Arbitration With Jordan Zimmermann

6:12pm: Zimmermann will receive $5.35MM from the Nationals for the 2013 season, reports Bill Ladson of (via Twitter). The salary represents a $150K increase over the figure Zimmermann would have received if he met the Nationals at the financial midpoint of both offers.

4:40pm: The Nationals announced that they have avoided arbitration with Jordan Zimmermann by agreeing to a one-year deal.  Terms of the deal are not yet known for the SFX client.

Zimmermann, 26, said earlier this week that he and the Nationals were still far apart on a deal and GM Mike Rizzo had similar comments on Wednesday.  The hurler filed for $5.8MM while the Nats countered with $4.6MM.  Zimmermann posted a 2.94 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 across 32 starts last season for Washington.

With Zimmermann under contract, the Nats have now settled with all of their arbitration eligible players this winter.

Daniel Seco contributed to this post.

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