Frazier inks $12M, 2-year deal

Published 2:10 am Monday, February 9, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, avoiding arbitratrion.

The Reds announced the deal Sunday on Twitter.

Frazier, who turns 29 on Thursday, gets a $1.5 million signing bonus, a $3 million salary this season and $7.5 million in 2016. He had asked for a one-year deal worth $5.7 million.

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In four major league seasons, Frazier is hitting .258 with a .325 on-base percentage. He has 73 homers and 235 RBIs. He had career highs of 29 homers, 80 RBIs and 20 stolen bases last season and was selected to his first All-Star game.

The Reds have one unsigned arbitration-eligible player: closer Aroldis Chapman. They haven’t had a player go to an arbitration hearing since 2004.