The Nationals made their signing veteran righthander Anibal Sanchez official on Thursday, declaring a two-year arrangement which also will come with a club option to 2021.

A source told MLB.com’s Jamal Collier last week which Sanchez’s contract is about $19 million. Washington didn’t announce the conditions of the offer.

The Nationals made their signing veteran righthander Anibal Sanchez official on Thursday, declaring a two-year arrangement which also will come with a club option to 2021.

A source told MLB.com’s Jamal Collier last week which Sanchez’s contract is about $19 million. Washington didn’t announce the conditions of the offer.

Washington had added a front line starter in Patrick Corbin — who was simply the marquee arm to the freeagent market this off season — and the Nats have bolstered the back end of the rotation with Sanchez.

As Washington tries to go back to the postseason after having a disappointing 2018, its starting rotation now resembles a major strength, featuring a top four of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Corbin and Sanchez.

Even the 34-year-old Sanchez has been coming off an exceptional Bounce Back season for the Braves. In 25 games to the National League East champs in 2018, Sanchez published a 2.83 ERA, together with 135 strikeouts in 136 2/3 innings.

Sanchez had struggled together with the Tigers over the prior few years, but the Nationals are banks his 2018 resurgence in Atlanta was no fluke. Sanchez can also be predicted to function as fully healthy heading into 20-19 after battling injuries lately.

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