Two-year contract for Frazier
The Reds and All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier avoided arbitration on Sunday by agreeing to a two-year, $12 million contract.
Frazier, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, will earn $4.5 million this season and $7.5 million in 2016, and will have one year of arbitration eligibility remaining at the end of the deal.
When he filed for arbitration last month, Frazier was seeking $5.7 million while the club’s counter offer was $3.9 million.
“We went back and forth with all of the options. My agent thought this was the best one,” said Frazier, who is represented by CAA Sports and agent Brodie Van Wagenen.
Frazier turns 29 on Thursday, which was also the day his arbitration hearing was scheduled.
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