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Rendon ($12.3M) among Nats with new deals

Roark, Taylor also avoid arbitration before deadline
MLB.com

The Nationals agreed to one-year contracts with Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark and Michael A. Taylor on Friday, thus avoiding arbitration.

Rendon, coming off an MVP-caliber season, agreed to terms on a $12.3 million contract for 2018. Roark will receive $6.475 million and Taylor will get $2.525 million.

The Nationals agreed to one-year contracts with Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark and Michael A. Taylor on Friday, thus avoiding arbitration.

Rendon, coming off an MVP-caliber season, agreed to terms on a $12.3 million contract for 2018. Roark will receive $6.475 million and Taylor will get $2.525 million.

Rendon made $5.8 million in arbitration last season, but he earned a considerable raise after hitting .300 with 25 home runs and 100 RBIs in his most consistent and productive season over five years.

Roark, 31, went 13-11 with a 4.67 ERA in 181 1/3 innings for Washington while earning $4.315 million. It marked the third time in four seasons that the right-hander notched at least 13 wins.

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Taylor, in what marked his first year of arbitration eligibility, hit .271 with 19 home runs and 53 RBIs.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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