LHP Olsen, Nationals agree on 1-year contract

Updated: February 8, 2009, 7:13 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Left-hander Scott Olsen has agreed to a $2.8 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.

The Nationals announced the deal Sunday.

Olsen was acquired with outfielder Josh Willingham in a five-player trade with the Florida Marlins in November. The 25-year-old went 8-11 with a 4.20 ERA in 33 starts for Florida last season, and is 31-37 with a 4.63 ERA in 102 games over his four-year career.

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