Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. The right-hander flew to Washington today for his physical after which the deal should be officially announced by the team.

Jon Heyman reports that deal is believed to be worth $8 million to $12 million dollars.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported that the Nationals were targeting Jackson for a one-year deal and also says the Nationals are “aggressively shopping” left-hander John Lannan in order to free up some salary and make room for Jackson.

Jackson, 28, had received multiple three-year offers, sources say, but if he accepted a one-year deal, he could go back on the market next offseason.

Last season, Jackson went 12-9 with the Tigers and Cardinals with a 3.79 ERA in 32 starts.

Great move by the Nats who bolster an already formidable rotation…

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