Matthew Boyd SP DET
Fri 1/15/21 9:24 PM
Boyd and the Tigers reached a one-year, $6.5 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Boyd received a fairly hefty salary from the Tigers for the 2021 season, and the two sides won't require an arbiter since they were able to strike a deal before Friday's deadline. The lefty logged a 6.71 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 60.1 innings across 12 starts in 2020 and will attempt to bounce back in 2021.
José Cisnero RP DET
Fri 1/15/21 9:17 PM
Cisnero and the Tigers reached a one-year, $970,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Cisnero was able to settle on a deal with the Tigers prior to Friday's deadline, so the two sides won't require an arbiter. The right-hander made 29 relief appearances in 2020, posting a career-best 3.03 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 29.2 innings.
JaCoby Jones CF DET
Fri 1/15/21 9:14 PM
Jones and the Tigers avoided arbitration by reaching a one-year, $2.65 million deal Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Jones missed the final month of the 2020 season after fracturing his hand, but his production significantly increased when he was on the field. Over 30 games, Jones had a career-best .848 OPS with five home runs and 14 RBI. He should be fully healthy heading into spring training.
OUTJeimer Candelario 1B/3B DET
Fri 1/15/21 8:59 PM
Candelario (back) and the Tigers reached a one-year, $2.85 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Candelario missed the final three games of the regular season in 2020 due to a lower-back strain, but he impressed during the abbreviated season. He had a career-best .297/.369/.503 slash line with seven home runs and 29 RBI and will likely be ready for spring training in 2021.
Dylan Bundy SP LAA
Fri 1/15/21 8:13 PM
Bundy and the Angels reached a one-year, $8.325 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Bundy was able to reach an agreement with the Angels on Friday without an arbiter. The 28-year-old should enter the 2021 season as one of the team's top starting options after posting a 3.29 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 65.2 innings across 11 starts last season.
Chad Green RP NYY
Fri 1/15/21 7:55 PM
Green and the Yankees reached a one-year, $2.15 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Green showed improvement during the 2020 campaign, logging a 3.51 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 32:8 K:BB over 25.2 innings across 22 relief appearances for the Yankees. He won't require arbitration after reaching a deal prior to Friday's deadline.
Jordan Montgomery SP NYY
Fri 1/15/21 7:49 PM
Montgomery and the Yankees reached a one-year, $2.13 million deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Montgomery made 10 starts during the shortened 2020 season, posting a 5.11 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 44 innings. He'll avoid arbitration by agreeing to terms with the Yankees prior to Friday's deadline.
Julio Urías SP LAD
Fri 1/15/21 7:37 PM
Urias and the Dodgers reached a one-year, $3.6 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Urias has been impressive over the past several seasons, and he'll be rewarded with a significant pay increase in 2021. The southpaw served mainly as a starter last year, posting a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 55 innings during 11 appearances (10 starts).
Corey Kluber SP NYY
Fri 1/15/21 7:29 PM
Kluber is finalizing a one-year, $11 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, pending a physical, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Kluber's market heated up in recent days following his throwing session Wednesday, and he'll head to the Yankees as long as he passes his physical. The two-time Cy Young Award winner impressed during his workout in front of scouts from at least 25 teams and will attempt to return to form over a full season after battling injuries over the past several years.
OUTGio Urshela 3B NYY
Fri 1/15/21 7:25 PM
Urshela (elbow) and the Yankees reached a one-year, $4.65 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Urshela's salary will nearly double from last year, and he won't require an arbiter during the offseason after striking a deal with the Yankees. He underwent surgery in early December to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, but he should be available for most of spring training as long as he doesn't face any setbacks.