Justin Masterson, Indians agree
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Pitcher Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract worth $9,762,500 and avoided a salary arbitration hearing.
The agreement Tuesday was $162,500 below midpoint of the $11.8 million he had asked for and the $8.05 million Cleveland had offered when players and teams swapped proposed arbitration salaries last month.
Masterson's request was the highest among players who exchanged figures. A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday.
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