Flores and Nationals agree at $815,000
Monday, January 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Catcher Jesus Flores and the Washington Nationals have agreed to an $815,000, one-year contract, a raise of $65,000.
The 27-year-old hit .209 in 86 at-bats last year after missing the 2010 season following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was hit by a foul ball on May 9, 2009, returned for three at-bats that September and then had the operation.
Washington has five players left in arbitration: pitchers Tyler Clippard, Tom Gorzelanny, John Lannan and Jordan Zimmermann, and infielder-outfielder Mike Morse.
The deal was announced Monday.