The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year deal with relief pitcher Bryan Shaw, the team confirmed on Twitter Thursday night. According to Jordan Bastian, the deal is for $2.75 million.
Last season for the Tribe, Shaw carried a 2.95 ERA and a 4.01 FIP over 74 relief appearances. His strikeout and walk totals have been astonishingly consistent over the last two years, having struck out around 20 percent of the batters he faced and walked around seven percent of them in both years. However, in 2015, Shaw allowed a career-high eight home runs.
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MLB Trade Rumors estimated that Shaw would have made $2.8 million in salary arbitration court, so they were right on target with this one. With Zach McAllister locked up last week, and Shaw signing today, that leaves Lonnie Chisenhall, Josh Tomlin, Cody Allen, and Jeff Manship as the remaining salary arbitration-eligible players on the Indians. The deadline for teams and players to submit their salary figures is Friday.