Patrick Corbin leads highest annual salaries handed out in free agency thus far

Patrick Corbin signed a large deal to join the Washington Nationals. [Image Source: Flickr | yankeefan1959]
Patrick Corbin signed a large deal to join the Washington Nationals. [Image Source: Flickr | yankeefan1959]

Corbin has received the highest annual salary in this offseason's free agency so far.

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The MLB offseason has seen a flurry of moves whether from free agent signings or some notable trades.

There is still plenty more to come though. Here are the highest annual salaries that have been handed out in free agency thus far in the offseason. All free agent signings were found on ESPN.com. This list is surely to change as the offseason moves along with Bryce Harper and Manny Machado still on the free agent market.

1

Patrick Corbin - SP, Washington Nationals 6 years, $140 million ($23.33 million)

The 29-year-old Corbin earned his second All-Star appearance in 2018, a year that also saw him finish fifth in NL Cy Young voting. In 33 starts, he went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He struck out 246 batters in 200 innings (11.1 K/9) after never striking out more than a batter an inning in any season prior.

2

Josh Donaldson - 3B, Atlanta Braves 1 year, $23 million ($23 million/year)

A couple injury-filled seasons made it hard for anyone to give the soon-to-be 34-year-old more than a one-year deal. Last season, he played in just 52 games for the Blue Jays and Indians finishing with a .246 average, .801 OPS, and eight homers. The third baseman was named the 2015 AL MVP while also finishing fourth in the voting in both 2013 and 2016.

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