Zach Eflin, Phillies Phillies reach $5.7M deal

ATLANTA — Right-hander Zach Eflin The Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday's agreement was for a one-year, $5.7 million contract.

Eflin receives a salary of $5.55million this year. The deal also includes a $15m mutual option for 2023 and a $150,000 buyout. Additional $300,000 can be earned this year in performance bonuses for innings. He will receive $50,000 each for 100, 125, $75,000 for 150, $125,000 for 175, and $50,000 each for 100.

Eflin and Philadelphia were scheduled to appear in arbitration on Wednesday. He had requested a raise from $4.45 to $6.9million, and had been offered $5.15million.

Eflin went 4-7 last year with a 4.17 ERA over 18 starts. His season was cut short in September by surgery for a torn patellar tendon. Eflin is 1-3 this season with a 3.65 ERA in seven games. He will be eligible for free agency after World Series.

Other than salary and contract comparisons and timing when Major League Baseball and players' association reached an agreement to end the lockout, no evidence or statistics from March 1 are admissible.

Teams lead by a 3-2 margin in the decisions: Seattle second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier ($8 million) Kansas City outfielder Andrew Benintendi ($8.5 Million) Atlanta third baseman Austin Riley ($3.95M), Atlanta injured reliever Luke Jackson ($3.6 Million) and St. Louis outfielder Tyler O'Neill ($3.4 Million) was also lost.

Milwaukee right-hander is still awaiting a decision Adrian Houser.

Arbitration hearings are normally held within the first three week of February. However, the lockout caused delays.

Hearings are set for June 24. Hearings are scheduled for Atlanta outfielder Adam DuvallServe a pitcher Max Fried Dansby SwansonAlong with New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, New York Mets The pitcher Chris Bassitt, Minnesota catcher Gary Sánchez and Miami catcher Jacob Stallings.

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