Corbin Says Nationals Were Best Fit | 7/2/2013 | Staff
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The Washington Nationals officially agreed to terms on a six-year, $140 million contract with All-Star left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin and unveiled him at a press conference on Friday.

“We’ve always said that starting pitching is the driver. As the top free agent pitcher on the market this offseason, we targeted Patrick from the onset,” Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo in a statement. “He was one of the top pitchers in the National League in 2018 and at 29 years old, we believe the best is yet to come. We are thrilled to bring him into our organization.”

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Corbin went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA during an All-Star campaign for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. He set a career high for strikeouts with 246 and reached 200 innings for the second time in his career.

During the press conference, Corbin noted that the recent signings of catchers Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki factored into his decision.

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“That’s a huge part. Signing Gomes and Suzuki,” he said. “I’ve gotten to watch them over the last couple...
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