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Majestic Athletic apologizes to Nationals

This past Friday against the Marlins, Nationals outfielder Adam Dunn and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman were seen wearing their home uniforms with the name, Nationals, misspelled. The O was missing on the uniform. They changed jerseys with the right spelling during the middle of the game.

When the Nationals opened the boxes from Majestic Athletic earlier in the day, the team just looked at the back of the jerseys to make sure the spellings of the player’s last names were correct. The club assumed its name was correct in the front of the jerseys.

On Tuesday, Majestic Athletic apologized for the mistakes they made on the uniforms.

“All of us at Majestic Athletic want to apologize to both the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for accidentally omitting the ‘O’ in two Nationals jerseys last week,” said Jim Pisani, president of Majestic Athletic. “We take 100 percent responsibility for this event and we regret any embarrassment for the Nationals organization, players and fans. 

“Outfitting all 30 teams and 750 players is a duty we take very seriously. Majestic has been trusted on-field for over 25 years.  Based on our history, clubhouse managers expect that every new uniform from Majestic is perfect.  For the Nationals, this time we did not meet this standard.” 

Details of Ryan Zimmerman's contract

Here are the details of Ryan Zimmerman’s new contract

2009 — $3.325 million. He also gets a $500,000 signing bonus and could get $175,000 in performance bonuses.

2010 — $6.25 million

2011 — $8.925 million

2012 — $12 million

2013 — $14 million  

Nats to hold press conference for Ryan Zimmerman

The Nationals will hold a press conference at 4:00 p.m. ET to announce that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has signed a five-year, $45 million extension. Zimmerman agreed to terms on Sunday, according to a high-ranking team official.

Team president Stan Kasten and agent Brodie Van Wagenen have been working on a new deal for Zimmerman since March 1, the day Jim Bowden resigned as the club’s general manager.

Zimmerman agrees to terms with Nats

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be with the Nationals for a while, for he has agreed to a contract extension on Sunday, according to a high ranking official. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the team could make an announcement as early as Monday.

Team president Stan Kasten and agent Brodie Van Wagenen have been working on a new deal for Zimmerman since March 1, the day Jim Bowden resigned as the club’s general manager.

Kasten and Van Wagenen did not return phone messages.

When asked if a deal was close on Friday, Zimmerman said he was not aware of any negotiations going on between his agent and Kasten. In fact, Zimmerman said he did not want to negotiate a contract extension during the season.

“Talk to Stan and Brodie — maybe they are doing something, but I’m playing baseball,” Zimmerman said. “I haven’t heard anything.”

Zimmerman is considered by many to be the Nationals’ best player. In his first full two years with Washington, the 24-year-old averaged 100.5 RBIs, but he missed 48 games last year because of a left labrum tear.

Entering Monday’s action against the Braves, Zimmerman is hitting .275 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.

Acting general manager Mike Rizzo recently declined to comment on Zimmerman’s contract status, but he said that the third baseman is the face of the franchise.

“He is a vital part of the franchise, both as the face of the franchise and one of its star players,” Rizzo said.

Zimmerman close to contract extension

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is close to signing a contract extension with the Nationals, according to a baseball source. The contract would cover at least Zimmerman’s final two years of arbitration.

The source said an announcement may not be made for at least a week. Team president Stan Kasten and agent Brodie Van Wagenen have been working on a new deal for Zimmermann since March 1, the day Jim Bowden resigned as general manager.

As one person familiar with the negotiation put it, “[The two parties] are on the same page. It’s the agent that is holding it up.”

Kasten and Van Wagenen did not return phone messages.

When asked if a deal was close, Zimmerman said he was not aware of any negotiations going on between Kasten and Van Wagenen. It fact, Zimmerman said he did not want to negotiate a contract extension during the season.

“Talk to Stan and Brodie. Maybe they are doing something, but I’m playing baseball,” Zimmerman said. “I haven’t heard anything.”

Zimmerman is considered by many to be the Nationals’ best player. In his first two years with Washington, Zimmerman averaged 100.5 RBIs, but he missed 48 games last year because of a left labrum tear.

Entering Friday’s action this season, Zimmerman is hitting .243 with two home runs and eight RBIs. 

Zimmerman talks continue

Nationals team president Stan Kasten is trying hard to sign third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to an extension.

In fact, Kasten met with Zimmerman’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, on Tuesday morning at Space Coast Stadium.

Both Kasten and Van Wagenen said they will continue to have dialogue. The goal is to get a deal done by Opening Day. The two are expected to talk again in a few days.

‘I’m happy to have the meeting with Stan and looking forward to the new direction the team is taking.” Van Wagenen said.

Kasten found himself involved in the Zimmerman negotiations after Jim Bowden resigned as general manager of the club on Sunday. In the past, it was Bowden and assistant general manager Mike Rizzo involved in the negotiations with Van Wagenen.

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Zimmerman avoids arbitration

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one year, $3.325 million early Friday morning.

Zimmerman’s arbitration hearing was scheduled for Friday afternoon. He was asking for $3.9 million, while Washington was countering with $2.75 million. 

Zimmerman is coming off an injury-riddled season, playing in only 106 games because of left shoulder and right hand injuries. He hit .283 with 14 home runs and 51 RBIs. 

Willingham going to Phoenix; Zim's date tentatively set

Nationals outfielder Josh Willingham is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on Wednesday. He reported to Nationals camp on Monday and flew to Phoenix the next day.

Willingham, who came with left-hander Scott Olsen to Washington in a trade that sent Emilio Bonifacio to the Marlins, asked for $3.6 million, while the team countered with $2.55 million.

As for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, his arbitration hearing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday. He is asking for $3.9 million, while Washington is countering with $2.75 million. 

 

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