Brewers avoid arbitration with all their eligible players

From FOX Sports - January 12, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP)The Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players after reaching one-year agreements with pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Corey Knebel, as well as infielders Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez.

Nelson reached a $3.7 million deal for 2018 after a breakthrough season in which he went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and a team-leading 199 strikeouts. Knebel, who made the All-Star team in his first year as closer, gets $3.65 million.

Villars deal is for $2.55 million. The switch-hitter hit .241, 44 points lower than in 2016.


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