Masterson, Indians agree to 1-year deal
FEB 18, 2014 2:40p ET
The two sides have come to an agreement on a 1-year deal, the team said.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting a salary figure on the deal.
And here's what that "below midpoint" part means:
Indians, Masterson agree on 1-year deal for $9.7625M. He wanted $11.8M, Indians offered $8.05....that's below the midpoint ($9.925M).— Tony Lastoria (@TonyIBI) February 18, 2014
Masterson made $5,687,500 in 2013.
Masterson said he feels he and Indians are "really close" to a 1-year deal. Hopes to avoid afternoon flight to Fla.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 18, 2014
A number of reporters spoke with Masterson Tuesday morning and the pitcher said he saw a resolution most likely forthcoming.
Masterson's arbitration hearing was scheduled for Thursday.