CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 14: Geovany Soto #18 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his solo home run in the 7th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on June 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 5-4 in 10 innings. Geovany Soto(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Today is the day when teams and players are required to file salary figures for arbitration, and given that the hearing can often become contentious, all sides usually put a pretty earnest effort into avoiding going to such hearings.
With that in mind, numerous players have agreed to one-year contracts for the 2012 season on Tuesday in order to avoid arbitration and keep things a tad simpler. Here are the NL Central players that have avoided arbitration by agreeing to deals on Tuesday:
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