Bill Ladson

Roark among 18 to agree to terms with Nats

Roark among 18 to agree to terms with Nats

VIERA, Fla. -- The Nationals agreed to terms with 18 players with service time of less than three years, the team announced Friday morning. It's not known how much each player will make, but the league minimum is expected to be $507,500, according to published reports.

Of the 18 players signed, Tanner Roark is the best known. He is coming off a solid 2014 with the Nationals, going 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA. While he has begun Spring Training as a starter, he will likely go to the bullpen by the time the regular season starts because of the addition of right-hander Max Scherzer.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.