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MLB report: Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper agree to short-term deals to avoid arbitration

MLB report: Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper agree to short-term deals to avoid arbitration

The Colorado Rockies and Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a $29.5-million, two-year contract, while Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $13,625,000 contract for 2017, avoiding arbitration and more than doubling the slugging outfielder's salary two years before he can become a free agent for the first time.

Also avoiding arbitration a year before he become a free agent was Chicago Cubs ace right-hander Jake Arrieta, who agreed to a $15,637,500, one-year deal.

Arenado will make $11.75 million this season and $17.75 million in 2018. He'll have one...

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