Earlier this week, Cleveland also avoided arbitration with closer Cody Allen, agreeing to a one-year, $10.575 million contract. Salazar will make $5 million next season and Chisenhall $5.58 million. The Indians' proposal was for $5.3 million, Heyman tweeted. The enigmatic right-hander won a career-high 17 games last season and developed into a vital member of Cleveland's rotation. He's projected to be the starting right fielder for the AL Central champions.
The team will exchange salary figures with representatives for pitcher Trevor Bauer, the final arbitration-eligible player on its roster. Bauer is asking for $6.25 million, while the Indians are offering $5.3 million.
Salazar, who is coming off an inconsistent and injury-slowed 2017, will make $5 million next season. Arbitrators will begin holding hearings on January 29. But the right-hander spent time on the disabled list with elbow and shoulder injuries.
Salazar is 38-33 with a 3.82 ERA in 188 starts for the Indians since 2013. The former third baseman batted.288 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs in 82 games.