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Marlins avoid arbitration with four players, including Steve Cishek

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek agreed to a contract that will pay him $6,650,000 next season.
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek agreed to a contract that will pay him $6,650,000 next season. AP

The Marlins avoided arbitration with four players – Steve Cishek, Henderson Alvarez, Dee Gordon and Aaron Crow – but failed to reach agreement with three of their other arbitration-eligible players before Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline.

Because no deals were worked out with Mat Latos, Mike Dunn and David Phelps before the deadline, the Marlins will go to arbitration hearings with those players. The Marlins don’t negotiate with players once the deadline has passed.

Cishek agreed to a contract that will pay him $6,650,000 next season. Alvarez ($4 million), Gordon ($2.5 million) and Crow (1,975,000 plus performance-based incentives) also completed deals.

Arbitrators will conduct hearings in February to determine 2014 salaries for those players who did not reach agreement Friday.

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