Patrick Corbin put on his No. 46 Washington Nationals jersey as rotation-mates Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked on from the front row at the news conference to introduce the lefty starter with the $140 million, six-year contract.

The Nationals announced the addition of free-agent Corbin on Friday, the latest in a flurry of offseason moves by general manager Mike Rizzo.

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, left, shakes hands with new teammate Patrick Corbin during a baseball news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, left, shakes hands with new teammate Patrick Corbin during a baseball news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

One of the team’s other recent acquisitions, catcher Yan Gomes, and long-time first baseman Ryan Zimmerman were also at Nationals Park for the announcement.

Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, right, announces the signing of pitcher Patrick Corbin, left, during a news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, right, announces the signing of pitcher Patrick Corbin, left, during a news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Rizzo said the deal with Corbin, 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA for Arizona in 2018, is “independent” of what might happen with right fielder Bryce Harper, who has played his entire career for the Nationals and is a free agent.

Washington Nationals new pitcher Patrick Corbin stands up during a baseball news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Nationals new pitcher Patrick Corbin stands up during a baseball news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Source: The Associated Press