[Updated 12:07 p.m.]
The Nationals have agreed to terms with starting pitcher Doug Fister on a contract for 2014 to avoid arbitration, the team announced on Saturday.
2013 record: 76-86, 3rd place in NL West
Manager: Bud Black, 8th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $81 million
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