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Angels ink Wood, tender contracts to 10 players

Right-hander agrees to one-year deal worth $1.45 million
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The Angels agreed to terms on a 2018 contract with right-handed reliever Blake Wood and tendered contracts to all 10 of their other arbitration-eligible players ahead of Friday's 5 p.m. PT deadline.

Wood, 32, avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract with the potential to earn an additional $50,000 in incentives, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. The reliever, who had been projected to earn $2.2 million by MLB Trade Rumors in his third and final year of arbitration, logged a 4.76 ERA with 22 strikeouts and four walks over 17 innings for the Angels after being claimed off waivers from the Reds in late August.

The Angels agreed to terms on a 2018 contract with right-handed reliever Blake Wood and tendered contracts to all 10 of their other arbitration-eligible players ahead of Friday's 5 p.m. PT deadline.

Wood, 32, avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract with the potential to earn an additional $50,000 in incentives, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. The reliever, who had been projected to earn $2.2 million by MLB Trade Rumors in his third and final year of arbitration, logged a 4.76 ERA with 22 strikeouts and four walks over 17 innings for the Angels after being claimed off waivers from the Reds in late August.

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As expected, the Angels also tendered contracts to right-handers Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Cam Bedrosian, Blake Parker and JC Ramirez, left-handers Jose Alvarez, Andrew Heaney and Tyler Skaggs, catcher Martin Maldonado and first baseman C.J. Cron, a formality that means the Halos are retaining those players for next season at a salary to be determined later. Players who are non-tendered become free agents.

Players eligible for arbitration have generally accrued between three and six seasons of MLB service time, though Ramirez, Bedrosian and Heaney qualified for "Super Two" status, a designation that allows them to go through the process four times.

Richards and Maldonado are entering their third years of arbitration, while Shoemaker is heading into his second. Parker, Alvarez, Skaggs and Cron join the Angels' Super Two crop as first-time arbitration-eligible players.

According to MLB Trade Rumors' estimates, the Angels are projected to spend $27.75 million on their arbitration-eligible players, with Richards predicted to earn $7 million, Maldonado $2.8 million, Shoemaker $4.4 million, Skaggs $1.9 million, Parker $1.7 million, Alvarez $1.1 million, Cron $2.8 million, Bedrosian $1.2 million, Heaney $800,000 and Ramirez $2.6 million.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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