The move means that 11 core players on the Washington Nationals' roster are under team control through at least 2015.
Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals agreed to the final terms of a long-term contract extension Sunday morning, Mark Zuckerman of NatsInsider.com has confirmed. The six-year extension (covering the 2014-19 seasons) is reportedly worth $100 million and includes a $24 million club option for 2020. The deal makes Zimmerman the second-highest paid third baseman in history behind Alex Rodriguez. As Zuckerman notes, the Nats are actually paying former Phillie Jayson Werth more per year ($18M) than Zimmerman ($16.7M). Zimmerman is a career .288/.355/.479 hitter over seven seasons including a Gold Glove in 2009 and two Silver Sluggers.