Not always in accord, Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians met in the middle on something.
The enigmatic right-hander, whose best season in the majors was tarnished by a postseason drone accident in 2016, avoided salary arbitration with the team by agreeing Thursday to a $3.55-million, one-year contract, more than double the $1,697,500 he earned last year.
Cleveland also came to agreement with reliever Dan Otero on a $1,055,000 deal for 2017.
Bauer, who turns 26 next week, went 12-8 with a 4.26 ERA in a career-high 190 innings last year and was a valuable member of the rotation.
However, he went 0-2 with a...