PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Robbie Ray and Andrew Chafin by agreeing to one-year deals with the left-handed pitchers.
Ray gets $6.05 million, a raise of $2.1 million, and Chafin receives $1,945,000, a raise of $800,000.
Ray was a 15-game winner two seasons ago but went just 6-2 in 24 starts last season. He has 739 strikeouts in four-plus major league seasons, including 218 in 2016 and 2017. He struck out 165 last season.
Chafin was the primarily left-hander out of the bullpen for Arizona, compiling a 3.10 ERA last year.
Chafin was 1-6 last season, appearing in 77 games. In four full seasons with the Diamondbacks, Chafin is 7-9 with a 3.52 ERA. He has 210 strikeouts in 249 appearances.