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Desmond in no rush to sign extension


VIERA, Fla. -- After recently signing a one-year, $3.8 million contract, shortstop Ian Desmond said he is not in a rush to sign an extension with the Nationals.

Desmond is coming off the best season of his career, hitting .292 with 25 home runs and 73 RBIs, but Desmond and the Nationals haven't talk about a bigger deal lately.

"By no means have we ever talked about any figures, years, nothing like that," Desmond said. "[The Nationals] asked if we were interested. We said possibly. That's pretty much the extent of it. Obviously, I feel blessed to be in the situation that I'm in where I'm on a one-year contract, finally made it to arbitration. When we get there, we get there."

General manager Mike Rizzo said there isn't a deadline to get an extension done with any of his players.

"There is no vital deadline that has to be met," he said.

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