Patrick Corbin, Nationals agree to 6-year, $140 million deal

By 106.7 The Fan
The Nationals have an agreement in place to sign free agent left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin, as first reported by Chelsea Janes of The Post.

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).

It was reportedly a three-horse race – down to just the Nats, Yankees and Phillies – to land Corbin.

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

Sources: #Yankees made a 5-year offer to Patrick Corbin but did not increase the years beyond that, an indication that he is signing elsewhere. @MLB @MLBNetwork

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) 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.

Corbin is a two-time All-Star (2013, 2018) and finished fifth in Cy Young voting in the NL last season.

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

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