Chase Hughes reported yesterday that the Washington Nationals reached an agreement with catcher Jesus Flores and officially avoid arbitration. The deal is a one year deal worth $815,000. Last season Flores made just $750,000.
Last season, Flores was a back-up and appeared in just 30 games for the D.C. ball club. He hit .209 with one home run and two RBIs. It was his first season back after missing two complete seasons due to shoulder injuries.
The Nationals now have five players left to settle with on a contract. Michael Morse, Jordan Zimmerman, Tyler Clippard, Tom Gorzellany, and Jon Lannan have all filed for arbitration. If they cannot reach a deal with them before noon today, they will have to go to arbitration hearings on February 1st in St. Petersburg, Florida.