Weekly Wrap: Winter Meetings

The 2012 Winter Meetings have come to a close. During a week of rumors, trade news and meetings, the Nationals agreed to terms with another starter in Dan Haren, formerly of the Angels, and re-signed Zach Duke. All buzz this week was covered by MASN's Dan Kolko. In case you missed any Winter Meetings news, here's a recap of the week.

Monday, Dec. 3

The week of Winter Meetings was kicked off with trade rumors surrounding Adam LaRoche, Sean Burnett and Michael Morse, who Rizzo spoke about here.

Left-hander Duke agreed to a new deal with the Nats. He spent most of his 2012 season at Triple-A, but was called up by the Nats in September.

Also, on Monday, Major League Baseball announced details for an auction, with all proceeds benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). The auction, which ended yesterday, featured different fan experiences,including a visit to a high school by Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard, and autographed equipment.

For more on Duke, Burnett and SU2C, click here.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Pending a physical, the Nationals agreed to terms with right-hander Dan Haren, the possible fifth starter for the 2013 season, on a one-year, $13 million deal.

For Mike Rizzo's comments on Haren, click here.

For comments from Ross Detwiler regarding Haren, click here.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Reliever Sean Burnett agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Angels, pending a physical.

Thursday, Dec. 6

While the Nats did not make a selection in the Rule 5 draft, they did see their farm system thinned. Left-hander Danny Rosenbaum was picked by the Rockies. Second baseman Jeff Kobernus went to the Red Sox, and was immediately dealt to the Tigers. Left-hander Jack McGeary was also selected by the Red Sox, and Hector Nelo went to the Dodgers.

Currently, the Nats are confident that LaRoche will be back in D.C. for 2013.

This week, MASN worked to provide up-to-date coverage from Nashville. For exclusive interviews and video content, check out the Media Lounge.

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