Chris Perez avoids arbitration with Indians for $7.3 million

Chris Perez avoids arbitration with Indians for $7.3 million
January 18, 2013, 1:13 pm
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Chris Perez has avoided arbitration in his second-to-last season of eligibility, agreeing to a one-year, $7.3 million deal with the Indians. Perez showed some signs of decline in 2011, including a career-worst strikeout rate of 5.9 per nine innings, but last season he whiffed 9.2 per nine innings while saving 36 games with a 3.59…