Padres avoid arbitration with Ross, Cashner with 1-year deals
The San Diego Padres have successfully avoided with right-handed starters Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner.
Ross, who has gone 26-34 with a 3.07 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in his three seasons with the Padres, will make $9.625 million in 2016, his second year being eligible for arbitration.
The 6-foot-5 righty, who will turn 29 at the beginning of next season, earned $5.25 million last season.
After a down year in 2015, in which he posted a 6-16 record with a 4.34 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, Cashner will make $7.15 million next season, which is his third and final year of arbitration eligibility.
In his four seasons with the Padres, Cashner, who was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft, has compiled a 24-36 record with a 3.50 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
He made $4.05 million in 2015.
Having signed Ross and Cashner to one-year deals, the Padres have now avoided arbitration with all eligible players, as they agreed to one-year deals with catcher Derek Norris ($2.925 million) and pitcher Drew Pomeranz ($1.35 million) on Thursday.