Phillies avoid salary arbitration with Jerad Eickhoff

Philadelphia avoids arbitration with Jerad Eickhoff
Jerad Eickhoff was limited to just three appearances last season due to injury, but the Phillies still believe he has the potential to be a solid option at the backend of the rotation.

The two avoid arbitration on Thursday, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $975,000.

The 28-year-old right-hander has a career 3.91 over four seasons in the Majors to go along with a 1.28 WHIP.

Eickhoff underwent surgery immediately following the season to address an ongoing carpal tunnel issue that first appeared back in 2017. He also dealt with a recurring lat injury that he initially encountered in a Grapefruit League contest in March. He rejoined Philadelphia in September and surrendered four runs over a combined 5 1/3 innings.

He's now believed to be fully recovered and will enter Spring Training with an eye on snagging a slot in the starting rotation.
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