Ben Revere agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, avoiding arbitration. The former Lexington Catholic standout will earn $4.1 million, up from $1.95 million.
Revere finished fifth in the NL in batting in 2014 with a .306 average. The 26-year-old was tied for first in hits (184) and third in stolen bases (49).
Revere is a career .291 hitter and has a .306 average over his first two seasons in Philadelphia.
■ The Angels avoided arbitration with outfielder Collin Cowgill. The former Henry Clay and UK star got a $995,000 deal, a raise from $506,000 last year.
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Cowgill batted .250 with five homers and 21 RBI as the Angels' fourth outfielder.
■ David Price and the Tigers avoided arbitration with a record-setting deal. Price agreed to a $19.75 million contract, the largest one-year deal for a player who filed for arbitration.
The agreement surpassed Max Scherzer's $15,525,000 deal with Detroit last year.
The Tigers also confirmed a one-year contract with outfielder J.D. Martinez, a former Lexington Legend. Last season, he batted .315 with 23 home runs and 76 RBI. Martinez will make $3 million in 2015.
■ The Padres agreed to a contract with reliever Shawn Kelley, a Ballard graduate, for $2,835,000.
■ The Reds agreed to one-year deals with shortstop Zack Cozart and right-handed starter Mike Leake. Cozart's salary jumps from $600,000 last season to $2.35 million in 2015. Leake got a raise from $5,925,000 to $9,775,000 next season.
■ The White Sox agreed to a $9.8 million, one-year contract with pitcher Jeff Samardzija and avoided arbitration. He was 7-13 with a 2.99 ERA with the Cubs and A's last year.
■ Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals agreed to a $7.4 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration. Washington also agreed Friday to one-year deals with starter Doug Fister ($11.4 million) and reliever Drew Storen ($5.7 million).