Lefty J.P. Howell avoids arbitration
Updated: January 17, 2012, 12:55 AM ETAssociated Press
The left-hander went 2-3 with a 6.16 ERA in 46 appearances last season, when he returned from left shoulder surgery that sidelined him all of the previous year.
The 28-year-old Howell had a $1.1 million base salary in 2011 and earned an additional $175,000 in performance bonuses based on innings.
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