Reds avoid arbitration with DeSclafani, Hamilton and Lorenzen; two others unsigned
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Reds on Friday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzenand and center fielder Billy Hamilton
All three players were eligible for arbitration, and it's not known how much each will be paid in 2018.
Friday was the deadline for players and teams to exchange contract figures before going to arbitration.
DeSclafani missed all of the 2017 season due to an arm injury and made $585,000.
He started 51 games for the Reds in 2015 and 2016 and compiled an 18-18 record and a 3.74 ERA.
Lorenzen made $555,000 last season when he appeared in 70 games - all in relief - and went 8-4 with a 4.45 ERA and saved two games. The eight wins were the most on the Reds pitching staff.
Hamilton made $2.625 million in 2017 when he hit .247 with a .299 on-base percentage. He scored a career-high 85 runs and stole a career-high 59 bases.
Second baseman Scooter Gennett and third baseman Eugenio Suarez are the Reds’ only unsigned arbitration-eligible players.
Gennett made $2.525 million in 2017 when he hit .295 with a .531 slugging percentage thanks to belting a career-high 27 homers. He also drove home 97 runs.
Suarez made $595,000 in 2017 when he hit .260 with a .367 on-base percentage and hit 26 homers. He also drove home 82 runs and scored 87.