Vargas, League, Kelley agree to one-year deals
All three of the Mariners arbitration-eligible players — pitchers Jason Vargas, Brandon League and Shawn Kelley — have tentatively reached agreements on one-year deals Tuesday, thus avoiding the arbitration process.
Today is the deadline for arbitration-eligible players to sign contracts, or players and clubs must file their separate offers and then begin the arbitration process.
The Mariners avoided that process with all three. Vargas agreed to a one-year, $4.85 million deal, according to a tweet from his agency, CAA Sports.
League agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Kelley, in his first year of arbitration as a Super 2 player, agreed to a one-year, $600,000 deal, with a potential for another $50,000 in incentives.