In a day that will be filled with formalities, here's another one -- the Nationals have offered Adam Dunn arbitration, MLB.com's Bill Ladson writes .
The move had to be done by midnight for the Natioanls to be able to receive compensatory picks for losing Dunn, who will likely decline the offer. If he accepts, he'll garner just a one-year deal for next season. However, Dunn already went the short-term route, signing a two-year deal before the 2008 season and now is reportedly seeking a longer-term deal.
The Nationals have a three-year deal on the table for Dunn, Ladson writes, but Dunn and his agent, Greg Genske, are looking for a four-year deal.
Dunn, 31, has been linked to the Tigers lately, but with their recent signings of Victor Martinez, Joaquin Benoit and Jhonny Peralta, they may be running out of money for big free-agent signings.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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