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Richards, Shoemaker strike deals

Relievers Alvarez, Ramirez also agree to contracts for 2018
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The Angels have reached one-year agreements on Friday with pitchers Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker, avoiding salary arbitration.

Richards, who had a 2.28 ERA in six starts, will receive $7.3 million after earning $3 million last year. Shoemaker, who went 6-3 with a 4.52 ERA in 14 starts, will earn $4.125 million after getting $3.325 million in 2017, a season cut short by forearm surgery.

The Angels have reached one-year agreements on Friday with pitchers Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker, avoiding salary arbitration.

Richards, who had a 2.28 ERA in six starts, will receive $7.3 million after earning $3 million last year. Shoemaker, who went 6-3 with a 4.52 ERA in 14 starts, will earn $4.125 million after getting $3.325 million in 2017, a season cut short by forearm surgery.

Jose Alvarez ($1.05 million), JC Ramirez ($1.9 million) and Cam Bedrosian ($1.1 million) also agreed to contracts for 2018 and were eligible for arbitration. 

Earlier in the week, the Angels reached agreements with Gold Glove catcher Martin Maldonado ($3.9 million), pitcher Blake Parker ($1.8 million), first baseman C.J. Cron ($2.3 million), pitcher Tyler Skaggs ($1.875 million), pitcher Blake Wood ($1.45 million) and pitcher Andrew Heaney ($800,000).

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.

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

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