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03:30  12 january  2019
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Rendon and the Nationals came to terms on a one-year deal shortly after the arbitration deadline. Roark settled at .475 million, according to people familiar with the situation who confirmed a report by USA Today. Rendon made .8 million in arbitration last season, and earned a raise of more

Anthony Rendon agreed to a one-year deal worth .8 million to avoid arbitration . (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images). The deadline for teams and their Just before noon, the team announced it had agreed to terms with Anthony Rendon , thereby avoiding arbitration . The Nationals also agreed to

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​Even should they lose out on prized free agent Bryce Harper, the ​Washington Nationals are poised to contend in the NL East in 2019, in large part thanks to some clever free agent acquisitions and their decision to take care of their own.

Look no further than ​Anthony Rendon. The Nats avoided arbitration with their star infielder, signing him to a one-year contract worth $18.8 million.

Rendon somehow has missed out on the NL All-Star team the past two seasons despite finishing on the verge of back-to-back top-10 MVP finishes. Just this past season, Rendon raked .308 with 24 home runs and 92 RBI. This includes an OBP of .374.

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Like Rendon , Roark is eligible for one more year of arbitration before he can become a free agent following the 2019 season. In finalizing deals with all three of these players, the Nationals avoid going to any arbitration hearings for the third straight year. The last time they needed a hearing

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration by reaching deals with Bryce Harper, Derek Norris, Anthony Rendon and Tanner Roark before Friday’s salary exchange deadline, according to multiple reports . The team now has contracts with all its arbitration eligible players.

If he were to hit the open market, Rendon would have plenty of suitors next offseason in free agency. Washington hopes to avoid that possibility altogether and risk losing two of their best players in back-to-back offseasons.

Ironically enough, Washington might have their best team in recent memory--without Bryce Harper.

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Report: Nationals avoid arbitration with Rendon

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