CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians and right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year deal.
Salazar will make $5 million in the 2018 season. On Friday the team also avoided arbitration with Lonnie Chisenhall, who will make $5.58 million. Earlier this week, the Tribe avoided arbitration with one-year deals with both closer Cody Allen ($10.575 million) and reliever Zach McAllister ($2.45 million) as well.
The only player the Indians have yet to reach a deal with is Trevor Bauer, but the two sides did exchange salary figures before the Friday evening deadline. According to Jon Heyman, Bauer filed for $6.525 million while the Indians are at $5.3 million. A deal between the two can be reached any time before his arbitration hearing (date to be determined), otherwise an arbitration panel will choose.
Salazar went 5-6 in 2017 with a 4.28 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 103 innings of work. Throughout the season, he dealt with right shoulder and elbow issues. In five seasons with the Indians, Salazar has a 3.82 ERA with a 38-33 record.