The Nationals agreed in principle with Edwin Jackson on a new contract on Thursday, but he was in Washington this morning finishing up his physical before the deal could be official. He passed, and the contract has now become official. Adam Kilgore has some new details for the contract, including exactly how much it will pay him, over at the Washington Post.
Some new details emerged today on Edwin Jackson's contract, from a person with knowledge of the deal. Jackson will make $11 million in 2012, not $10 million as had previously been widely reported, including by The Post. Jackson's deal also includes significant award bonuses for making the all-star team, receiving Cy Young and MVP votes and postseason awards.
At that value, Jackson is a risk worth taking for the Nationals. Maybe he pans out and they consider giving him a long term deal at the end of the season. And if he doesn't then his contract is up. You have to think a lot of other teams would like to have Jackson on their payroll under the same circumstances.
For more on Jackson and the Nats, check out our Edwin Jackson StoryStream andWashington Nationals blog Federal Baseball.