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Source: Reds win arbitration case with Suarez

Third baseman to earn $3.75M in 2018, was seeking $4.2M
MLB.com @m_sheldon

CINCINNATI -- The Reds prevailed in a salary-arbitration case with third baseman Eugenio Suarez, MLB.com learned from a club source on Tuesday. After hearing from both sides, the panel ruled in favor of the club.

That means Suarez will earn the $3.75 million Cincinnati offered for a one-year contract in 2018.

CINCINNATI -- The Reds prevailed in a salary-arbitration case with third baseman Eugenio Suarez, MLB.com learned from a club source on Tuesday. After hearing from both sides, the panel ruled in favor of the club.

That means Suarez will earn the $3.75 million Cincinnati offered for a one-year contract in 2018.

Suarez was seeking $4.2 million, as he went through the arbitration process for the first time this offseason. He has two years of arbitration eligibility remaining and is under club control through the 2020 season.

Only second baseman Scooter Gennett's arbitration case remains unresolved. Gennett filed for $5.7 million while the club countered at $5.1 million.

Suarez, 26, batted .260/.367/.461 with 26 home runs and 82 RBIs in 156 games last season.

Since a trade from the Tigers for pitcher Alfredo Simon before the 2015 season, Suarez is batting .260/.336/.438 with 60 home runs and 200 RBIs over 412 games with Cincinnati.

The last time the Reds went to arbitration with a player was in 2016, when they lost a case against reliever J.J. Hoover.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Cincinnati Reds, Eugenio Suarez