After choosing to opt out of his contract with the team earlier this offseason, Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals agreed to a new contract on Monday.
The team came to an agreement with Strasburg that gives him an additional 7 years of contract with the team that is reportedly worth around $245 million, the most expensive contract ever given to a pitcher.
Strasburg is a star in the world of baseball, having led the Nationals to a 2019 World Series Championship. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the series after a fantastic performance that saw him win his two starts, striking out 14 and allowing 4 earned runs in 14.1 innings.
The former #1 overall pick has had a highly successful career, living up to the expectations that were deposited on him. The 10-year veteran owns a career record of 112-58 with a stellar ERA of 3.17.
The California native has been named an All-Star three times since making his Major League debut in 2010. The 2019 season was possibly his best year, as he led the National League in wins with 18 and finished the season with a 3.32 ERA in a brutal year for pitchers.
Strasburg will report to Washington’s Spring Training facility in February to begin the preparation for the 2020 season.