Patrick Corbin, among baseball’s most reliable starting pitchers last season, has a new team to call home.
Patrick Corbin, among baseball’s most reliable starting pitchers last season, on Tuesday agreed to the terms of a six-year, $140-million contract the Washington Nationals. The deal was first reported by The Washington Post and is pending a physical.
Free agency’s foremost starter when Clayton Kershaw opted to re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers in early November, the left-handed Corbin was in the National League’s top ten last season in innings pitched, strikeouts, WHIP and ERA.
Corbin, 29, had the best season of his career in 2018, when he was an All-Star for the first time in five years. He also threw as many as 200 innings for the second time. Leaning harder on his slider, his best pitch, which he threw more than 40 percent of the time, Corbin retook his status as an emerging ace, delayed four years because of a damaged elbow that required Tommy John surgery.

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