Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson on a one-year contract.

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting it’s in the range of $10 million.

Jackson went 12-9 last season for the Cardinals and White Sox. In 31 starts he had an ERA of 3.79. Jackson played a large part of the Cardinals unbelievable chase for the pennant last season. He was traded to St. Louis in July, and went 5-2 for the Redbirds.

Jackson, 28, has also pitched for Tampa Bay, the Dodgers, Arizona, and Detroit. He was one of the top two free agent pitchers still available on the market along with Roy Oswalt.

Earlier in the day the Nationals won an arbitration case with John Lannan, but it is now Lannan who might be on the way out to make room for Jackson. The Nationals already have a strong rotation with Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Chien-Ming Wang.

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