The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on the 2012 contracts for pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Tom Gorzelanny, the team announced on Tuesday. That means the club will avoid having to go to arbitration to figure out their 2012 salaries. Washington still must agree to terms with John Lannan, Michael Morse and Tyler Clippard.
Zimmermann emerged as one of the team's top pitchers, posting a 3.18 ERA in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. He finished only 8-11 due to a lack of run support and was shut down in September as part of the team's rehab, but there is ample reason to believe he can team with Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg atop the rotation for many years. Gorzelanny, meanwhile, struggled after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs, bouncing between the rotation and long relief.
The team agreed to terms with catcher Jesus Flores on Monday.
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