The Washington Nationals said Tuesday that it has extended Stephen Strasburg's contract.
The 27-year-old starting pitcher has clinched a seven-year deal with the team. Strasburg was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
"Ensuring that Stephen will remain a part of our organization for years to come is a proud moment for our entire family," said Theodore Lerner, managing principal owner of the Nationals.
"From the moment he was drafted, Stephen has been far more than just a pitcher for our organization, and his talent is transcendent; the numbers speak for themselves," said Mike Rizzo, general manager for the Nationals.