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Report: Nationals Make Big Push For Buehrle

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Mark Buehrle delivers the ball against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on September 27, 2011. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mark Buehrle delivers the ball against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on September 27, 2011. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Mark Buehrle has been tabbed as the Washington Nationals’ top free agent target with general manager Mike Rizzo visiting the left-hander’s St. Louis home Monday, according to the Washington Post.

Many believe Buehrle would be better suited in the National League and the Nationals would love to put him in a rotation that already includes Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann.

The Nationals first met with Buehrle’s representatives last week at the general managers’ meetings in Milwaukee, according to the report.

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