Clayton Kershaw

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The Nationals will give the ball to Jordan Zimmermann first out of the All-Star break, sending the right-hander to the mound Friday night against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener of a sta

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2014 record: 94-68, 1st place in NL West

Manager: Don Mattingly, 5th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $264 million

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Though Max Scherzer's contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats' payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million.

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The Washington Nationals shocked everybody in signing Max Scherzer to a free agent contract late Sunday night, but that was before the financial details even came out.

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