Nationals Exercise Mike Rizzo’s 2014 Option

The Nationals have exercised their 2014 contract option for GM Mike Rizzo, tweets's Bill Ladson, as they continue to work on an extension beyond next season.  Rizzo's current contract also has a club option for 2015.

Rizzo was named the Nationals' interim GM in March 2009, and was hired full-time in August of that year.  In 2012, Rizzo's fourth season at the helm, the team won an MLB-best 98 games.  

For the Nats, Rizzo has drafted Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Drew Storen, and Anthony Rendon among others.  Rizzo's major trades include Mike Morse, Sean Burnett, Wilson Ramos, Gio Gonzalez, and Denard Span.  He's signed free agents such as Jayson Werth, Rafael Soriano, Adam LaRoche, Jason Marquis, Dan Haren, and Edwin Jackson and done significant extensions with Ryan Zimmerman and Gonzalez.

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