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Arizona Diamondbacks Avoid Salary Arbitration With Four Players

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondback avoided arbitration by reaching contract settlements with pitcher Zac Gallen, first baseman Christian Walker, catcher Carson Kelly, and outfielder Kyle Lewis.

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Gallen had a career year last year; he went 12-4 with a 2.54 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. Gallen started 31 games and pitched 184 innings. He will get $5.6 million next year.

Walker hit 36 home runs and drove in 94 runs. He posted a slugging percentage of.477. Walker had 141 hits and played excellent defense at first base. The first basemen will get $6.5 million.

While Kelly did not have his best year at the plate, batting .211 with seven home runs, he handled the Diamondbacks’ pitching staff well and will get $4.3 million.

Arizona acquired Lewis in November in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. He only played 18 games last year because of injuries. In Lewis’s 18 games, he hit only .143. Lewis will get $1.6 million.

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