Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with the club Saturday.

Terms of the deal were not released.

Fister, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a December trade, was seeking $8.5 million while the Nationals countered with $5.5 million.

Fister went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA in 32 starts for Detroit last year.

Fister said at the team's NatsFest a week ago that he hoped to get a deal done soon.

"We both want to settle," he said. "It's one of those things where no one wants to go to arbitration. We'll see what we can do."

Reliever Tyler Clippard is the only player on the Nationals set to go to arbitration later this month. Clippard wants $6.35 million and the team is offering $4.45 million.

"I don't know, we'll see how it plays out," Clippard said. "The discussions are up to me, the Nationals, my agent and everything like that. Talking about it in the media doesn't do me any good."

Clippard was 6-3 last year with a 2.41 ERA in 71 innings.