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Nats, Zimmerman Close To Extension?

The Nationals are reportedly closing in on a big extension with third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Talks are progressing, and the sides are confident that they will hammer out the remaining issues in short time. Zimmerman, who averaged 22 HR in his first two seasons, is believed to be asking for a six year deal worth 66 million dollars, similar to the one Nick Markakis received from the Orioles.

In 8 games this season, Zimmerman is hittin .243 with 2 HR in 37 at-bats.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.