Patrick Corbin agrees to six-year deal with Nationals

Arizona Diamondbacks Patrick Corbin reacts after he gave up home run to New York Mets Anthony Recker in MLB game in New York

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A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam.

According to Dan Federico on Twitter, Patrick Corbin is rumored to now be deciding between the New York Yankees or the Washington Nationals. They'll apparently renew their interest in J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi. The 28-year-old posted an 11-7 record with a 3.15 ERA.

Fans may not have to wait much longer for news of Corbin's signing, either, as Fancred's Jon Heyman reported that Corbin's decision is "expected to come soon". And because of that - and that NY had reportedly shown interest in trading for Corbin last December - it was expected he would join with the Bronx Bombers.

The Yankees may actually tap out of the Eovaldi sweepstakes if the pitcher, who has undergone two Tommy John surgeries during his career, commands a four-year contract (according to the NY Post's Joel Sherman). Happ, who split last season between the Blue Jays and Yankees, turned 36 in October. The Astros could pose the biggest threat to sign Eovaldi, a Houston native. Eovaldi went 14-3 with NY in 2015 before undergoing Tommy John a year later and missing the entire 2017 season. He had a 3.81 ERA in 111 innings and impressed during Boston's postseason run. It was viewed as a depth move by the eventual world champions, but Eovaldi proved to be a lot more, going 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 12 appearances, including 11 starts, down the stretch and then 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in six appearances, including two starts, in the playoffs.

Adding a left-handed pitcher is one of the many things on Matt Klentak's to do list this offseason, and he's been vocal about making this move after the organization went almost two seasons without a start from a lefty. There's a good chance he puts ink to paper ahead of the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, which is set to begin Sunday night.

Nathan Eovaldi delivers a pitch for the Red Sox during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park on October 23, 2018 in Boston.

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