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The End of a Big Week – In Photos

A week that began with swirling rumors about the clubs top two sluggers ends with two unexpected deals, an international signing, and a walk off bomb from ‘Mr. Clutch,’ Ryan Zimmerman.

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Teammates surround Ryan Zimmerman after the third baseman hit a three run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning Saturday night to help the Nationals win 6-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was Zimmerman’s seventh walk-off shot in his young five year career.

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The Nationals say goodbye to two All-Stars, shortstop Cristian Guzman and closer Matt Capps, as they were both traded to American League contenders. While Guzman initially used his 10-5 designation to veto his trade to Texas, both Capps and Guzman were eventually sent away for a strong set of prospects.

The Nationals announced the signing of Yunesky Maya on Sunday. The 28-year-old Cuban pitching standout signed a four-year MLB contract reported to be worth between six and eight million dollars. Maya could be available to pitch by the end of August.

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Despite being considered the biggest trade bait at the deadline, first baseman Adam Dunn will stay a National for the remainder of the 2010 season. Dunn and the Nationals will attempt to work on a contract extension to keep the former All-Star in Washington.

 

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