Indians Reach Arbitration Deals, Set Hearing With Bauer

INDIANS     Cleveland Indians agree to 1-year deal with Lonnie Chisenhall avoid arbitration | REPORTS     
       The versatile veteran will make $5,587,500 in 2018

INDIANS Cleveland Indians agree to 1-year deal with Lonnie Chisenhall avoid arbitration | REPORTS The versatile veteran will make $5,587,500 in 2018

Once again, Trevor Bauer is an exception.

After losing outfielder Jay Bruce to the New York Mets, the Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with a familiar face on Friday, re-signing outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall to a one-year deal.

The Indians and closer Cody Allen have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a $10.575 million salary for the 2018 season, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Salazar will make $5 million next season and Chisenhall $5.58 million. Chisenhall's contract is worth $5,587,500.

Cleveland also reached agreement with reliever Zach McAllister on a $2.45 million contract. The enigmatic right-hander won a career-high 17 games last season and developed into a vital member of Cleveland's rotation.

The Indians, however, didn't settle with Bauer before the deadline to exchange salary figures. Bauer is asking for $6.25 million, while the Indians are offering $5.3 million. If the two sides do not reach an agreement, an arbitration panel will decide between January 29 and February 16.

Salazar went 5-6 with a 4.28 ERA and 145 strikeouts last season. Despite those issues, Salazar averaged 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings, second to only Boston's Chris Sale (12.9) among pitchers with at least 100 innings.

Salazar is 38-33 with a 3.82 ERA in 188 starts for the Indians since 2013. The 29-year-old made three trips to the disabled list last season with a shoulder injury, calf injury and concussion.

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