Nationals Sign Zimmermann to Two-Year Deal

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Washington Nationals signed Jordan Zimmermann to a two-year, $24 million contract Friday, buying out the starting pitcher's final two years of eligibility for salary arbitration.

Zimmermann will make $7.5 million in 2014 and $16.5 million in 2015, after which he is eligible to become a free agent.

The 27-year-old Zimmermann, a former second round pick of the Nationals, made his first All-Star team last season throwing a career-high 213.1 innings while compiling a 19-9 record, 3.25 ERA, 161 strikeouts and a 1.09 WHIP.

During his five-year major league career, Zimmermann has pitched 692.2 innings posting a 43-35 record, 3.40 ERA, 557 strikeouts and a 1.17 WHIP.

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