Angels, Garrett Richards avoid arbitration with one-year, $6.425M deal

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The Angels and right-hander Garrett Richards have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.425 million contract, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

Richards was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 27-year-old requested $7.1 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Angels when figures were exchanged last week, so the two sides settled just north of the midpoint.

Coming off knee surgery, Richards logged a career-high 207 1/3 innings last season while posting a 3.65 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 over 32 starts.

With Richards’ deal done, outfielder Kole Calhoun is the lone arbitration case remaining for the Angels.