Some good news for our friend Historio today. Nationals free agent RHP Jordan Zimmermann has a deal pending with the Detroit Tigers. According to Jon Heyman, Zimmermann will be signing a five year, $110 million contract with Detroit.
Per Detroit News sports reporter Chris McCoskey, the deal is still pending. Zimmermann had Tommy John surgery several years ago and had the worst season of his career last year. Still, the 29 year old righty had a 3.66 ERA last season and a career 3.32 ERA.
Because Zimmermann had a qualifying option, the Nationals will receive a draft pick in return for losing a valuable member of their rotation.