August 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals say they have agreed
to a contract with No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg.
The last-place team and the hard-throwing right-hander from San Diego State faced a deadline of midnight on Monday night to reach a deal.
Strasburg went 13-1 last season, leading Division I pitchers in ERA and strikeouts, and won the Golden Spikes award for the top U.S. amateur baseball player.