The Cincinnati Reds announced Friday they have avoided arbitration and agreed to contracts with five players.
Right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer signed a one-year contract worth $17.5 million. Also signing were: right-handed reliever Matt Bowman ($865,000); right-handed starter Anthony DeSclafani ($5.975 million); right-handed reliever Michael Lorenzen ($3.725 million); and catcher Curt Casali ($1.4625 million).
Bauer was 11-13 with a 4.48 ERA last season with the Indians (24 starts) and Reds (10 starts). His salary in 2019 was $13 million.
The Reds also announced the following players received invitations to Major League spring training camp: minor league pitchers R.J. Alaniz, David Carpenter, Vladimir Gutierrez, Nick Lodolo and Alex Powers; catchers Chris Okey and Francisco Peña; infielders Christian Colón, Jose Garcia, Jonathan India and Alfredo Rodriguez; and outfielders Stuart Fairchild and Boog Powell. Pitchers Brooks Raley and Tyler Thornburg and infielder Matt Davidson previously received invitations.
Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 13 in Goodyear, Ariz.
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