1:07 PM ET: Two quick updates -- Bill Ladson says that the Nationals are targeting a position player while shopping Lannan, possibly a centerfielder, and Ken Rosenthal clarifies that pending a move, the club is focusing on Edwin Jackson, not Roy Oswalt.
12:39 PM ET: Hours after winning the arbitration case over John Lannan, the Washington Nationals are now shopping him according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal says that they're looking to unload Lannan and could be targeting
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- Washington Nationals shopping John Lannan, exploring rotation options - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN
"Lannan, 27, lost his arbitration case with the Nationals but became the team’s highest-paid pitcher for 2012 on Thursday, receiving $5 million. The pitcher had asked for $5.7 million after earning $2.75 million last season. If the Nationals traded Lannan, who went 10-13 with a 3.70 ERA last season, they still would have one left-hander in their rotation, Gonzalez, and possibly a second, Ross Detwiler."
- Nationals Win Arbitration Case over Lannan - MLB Daily Dish
The arbitration panel deciding the Washington Natonals/John Lannan case has ruled in favor of the team, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Lannan had requested $5.7 million, but the team offered and now only has to pay $5 million.