Ross, Nationals agree to one-year deal

The Nationals have spots to address in their starting rotation ahead of the 2021 season, and they found a potential answer to one of them on Tuesday. Right-hander Joe Ross agreed to a one-year contract with the Nationals, the club announced on Tuesday. A source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand that

The Nationals have spots to address in their starting rotation ahead of the 2021 season, and they found a potential answer to one of them on Tuesday.

Right-hander Joe Ross agreed to a one-year contract with the Nationals, the club announced on Tuesday. A source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand that the deal is worth $1.5 million.

Per source, the Nationals and RHP Joe Ross have agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. Ross had enough service time to be arbitration-eligible for the third time this year.

— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 1, 2020

Ross, who elected not to play in 2020, is entering his sixth Major League season. He had accrued enough service time to be eligible for arbitration the third time this year. Since he did not earn service time in ’20, in which he was set to earn $1.5 million, he remains arbitration-eligible next year. (Players were paid a full prorated portion of their ’20 salary based on games played, which was equal to approximately 37 percent for the full season.)

Had Ross played in 2020, he would have become a free agent after ‘21. Because he did…

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