By Lewis Gould
The Nats have tendered contracts to Juan Soto and Trea Turner, their only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible players, in a couple of entirely expected-but-required transactions.
All Major League Baseball clubs had until last night at 8 p.m. Eastern time to either offer 2021 contracts to their players who are eligible for arbitration this winter (generally those with more than three but fewer than six years of big league service time) or non-tender them and let them become free agents.
There was never any question the Nationals would tender contracts to their two best offensive players. They took care of their other arbitration-eligible player Tuesday, agreeing with Joe Ross on a $1.5 million salary for next season.