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:
- The Milwaukee Brewers and pitcher Kameron Loe have agreed to a one-year, $2.175 million contract, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates and pitcher Evan Meek have agreed to a one-year, $875K contract, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.