Nationals have agreed to terms on a deal with Patrick Corbin, according to a person familiar. Pending physical.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 4, 2018
The six-year deal is reportedly worth $140 million ($23.3 million AAV).
The #Phillies are making it clear to marquee free-agent starter Patrick Corbin that they won't be out-bid, and teams still in the hunt for Corbin's services realize it, too.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 4, 2018 December 4, 2018
The 29-year-old went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA, 256 strikeouts and a 5.13 strikeouts-per-walk ratio for the Diamondbacks in 2018.
Nationals before the Winter Meetings and Harper's Bazaar begins:Trade for reliever Kyle BarracloughSign reliever Trevor RosenthalSign catcher Kurt SuzukiTrade for catcher Yan GomesSign starter Patrick CorbinNot waiting around.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 4, 2018
The Diamondbacks made Corbin a qualifying offer, so the Nationals will lose their second-round pick.
The Patrick Corbin fallout will be fascinating. Do the Yankees and Phillies join the Red Sox, Astros and Padres at the front of the line for Nathan Eovaldi? How does paying Corbin ~$24 million a year affect Nationals with Bryce Harper? Do Phillies now turn to Harper and Machado?— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2018