Indians, Trevor Bauer avoid arbitration

Elsa/Getty Images
2 Comments

The Indians and starter Trevor Bauer have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $3.55 million salary for the 2017 season, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Bauer, 25, was eligible for arbitration in the first of four years. This past season, the right-hander compiled a 4.26 ERA with a 168/70 K/BB ratio across 190 innings spanning 28 starts and seven relief appearances. Bauer began the year in the bullpen but moved to the rotation in late April.

Though Bauer had a¬†lackluster postseason performance, yielding eight runs in 13 2/3 innings, he’s poised to pitch out of the back of the Indians’ rotation to begin the upcoming season.