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Watch: Niko Tamurian catches up with Washington Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin

CNY Central Sports Director Niko Tamurian [left] and Patrick Corbin [right] chat during Sunday night's charity event for On My Team 16.

Washington Nationals pitcher and former Cicero-North Syracuse standout Patrick Corbin has returned to Central New York for the holidays.

It's Major League Baseball's off-season, and Corbin signed one of the league's biggest free agent deals in early December.

The former Northstar signed a 6-year, $140 million deal with the Nationals, parting ways with the Arizona Diamondbacks where he spent the first seven years of his career.

Now, he's happy to be in a new home, while also returning to the place he was born and raised for the holidays.

"It's always good to help out the Sheridan family and their charity," Corbin explained. "It's such a great cause, and anything to help out Syracuse. I'm from here, born and raised. Just to be able to come back, spend time with some family and friends, raise some money for a good cause, and come out here and have fun. My bartending skills aren't the best."

Corbin spent Sunday night as a celebrity bartender, raising money in the fight against Pediatric Cancer for 'On My Team 16'.

As for his future, Corbin's beyond excited for a new chapter in his baseball career.

"The last seven years I spent my time in Arizona with a great organization," Corbin replied, "and some really good people out there. It was my first opportunity here to test free agency and see what happens. I'm looking forward to the Washington Nationals and being able to go out there, compete, and try to win a World Series. We like our chances with the rotation that they have there and the team that they're building, and an opportunity to win."

Check out Niko Tamurian's interview with Patrick Corbin by clicking on the video player above.


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