Indians avoid arbitration with Perez

The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration year deal.

Terms were not disclosed, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the deal to be worth $2.005 million.

Perez appeared in 71 games for the Indians last season, posting a 5-2 record with a 3.00 earned run average. In his six-year major league career, all with Cleveland, the lefty is 20-12 with a 3.64 ERA in 330 appearances.

In arbitration filings, Perez had asked for $2.4 million, while the Indians offered $1.6 million. Thursday's deal is reportedly just above the midpoint of those offers.