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Gazette Premium Content Nats have deals with Zimmermann, Storen, Detwiler

Associated Press Updated: January 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-handed starter Jordan Zimmermann, former closer Drew Storen and lefty Ross Detwiler have agreed to contracts with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.

The team announced the deals on its Twitter feed but would not disclose financial terms Friday.

Zimmermann went 19-9 with a 3.25 ERA over 213 1-3 innings last season.

Storen was 4-2 with three saves and a 4.52 ERA in 61 2-3 innings in 2013, when he also was sent to Triple-A Syracuse in July for a brief stint in the minors. He had 43 saves in 2011, missed the first part of 2012 because of right elbow surgery, then switched to a setup role last season after Washington signed Rafael Soriano.

Detwiler was 2-7 with a 4.04 ERA in 2013, splitting time between the rotation and bullpen.

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