We’ll track the day’s lower-value arbitration settlements right here:
- Lefty Jake Diekman has agreed to a $1.255MM deal with the Rangers, Heyman adds on Twitter. The 29-year-old put up stellar results in Texas, though he still ended the year with a 4.01 ERA after a tough start in the run prevention department before his mid-season trade from the Phillies. He had projected at $1MM, so he’ll beat that while falling just shy of the midpoint between his $1.55MM request and the team’s $975K filing.
- The Red Sox have avoided arbitration with lefty Robbie Ross Jr. by agreeing on a $1.25MM salary, Jon Heyman tweets. That’s just a shade over the $1.2MM midpoint between his and the team’s filing numbers, as well as the projected $1.1MM tab. The 26-year-old reached arbitration eligibility for the first time after throwing 60 2/3 innings of 3.86 ERA ball last year for Boston. He struck out 7.9 and walked 3.0 batters per nine in the bounceback campaign.
How is Robbie Ross a Junior? His dad’s name is Charles.
His full name is Robert Charles Ross.
So, they’d call him just Robbie Ross
The Rangers tried to push Ross into the rotation after he had been a very valuable guy coming out of the pen. Kind of like Nefi Perez. Red Sox made a good trade ….