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Indians and Carlos Carrasco avoid arbitration with one-year contract

Carlos Carrasco

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Indians and right-hander Carlos Carrasco have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2,337,500 contract.

Carrasco was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors projected him to make $1.4 million, but the two sides struck a deal well north of that figure.

Carrasco is coming off a breakout season where he posted a 2.55 ERA and 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings. The 27-year-old was moved to the bullpen after getting off to a rough start in April, but things clicked for him from there. After putting up a 2.30 ERA over 26 relief appearances, he got another chance in the rotation and finished with a fantastic 1.30 ERA across 10 starts.

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