Angels, Andrew Heaney avoid arbitration

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Angels and pitcher Andrew Heaney have avoided arbitration, agreeing on an $800,000 salary with performance bonuses for the 2018 season. Heaney was eligible for arbitration for the first of four years.

Heaney, 26, made his season debut in mid-August after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He struggled in five starts, yielding 17 runs in 21 2/3 innings. The lefty went back on the disabled list in September with a shoulder impingement.

Assuming he can stay healthy, Heaney is expected to battle for a rotation spot in spring training.