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Nationals Lose Zimmermann To Tigers

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The first major free agent is off the board. And the Nationals are weaker for it.

Starter Jordan Zimmermann, who spent his entire career in Washington, reportedly signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, pending a physical.

The 29 year-old and a two-time All-Star went 70-50 with a 3.32 ERA in 178 career starts for the Nationals. He is the Nats all-time leader in wins, innings, strikeouts and games started.

He now joins the Tigers, who are looking to rebound after a disappointing 2015.