SportsYankees Yankees agree with Didi Gregorius, Nathan Eovaldi, avoiding arbitration The Yankees and Didi Gregorius agreed to a one-year, $2.45-million contract to avoid arbitration. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac By Marc Carig email@example.com January 19, 2016 6:15 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The Yankees have avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals with shortstop Didi Gregorius and righthander Nathan Eovaldi, the club announced on Tuesday. Both players essentially met in the middle of arbitration figures exchanged last week, a source confirmed. Gregorius signed for $2.425 million. He had filed for a $2.525-million salary while the Yankees submitted a figure of $2.3 million. Eovaldi settled at $5.6 million. He had filed for a $6.3-million salary with the Yankees filing at $4.9 million. After a slow start replacing Derek Jeter, the 25-year-old Gregorius rebounded to hit .265 with nine homers and 56 RBIs. Acquired in a trade with the Diamondbacks last winter, Gregorius played in a career-high 155 games and finished his first season in the Bronx as a Gold Glove finalist at shortstop. Gregorius won’t become a free agent until 2020. Eovaldi, 25, went 14-3 with a 4.20 ERA in 27 starts in his first season since coming over in a trade with the Marlins. He led the Yankees in victories. The signings leave two arbitration-eligible players without deals for 2016: new closer Aroldis Chapman and righthander Ivan Nova. The Yankees have not taken a player to arbitration since 2009. By Marc Carig firstname.lastname@example.org Marc Carig began covering Major League Baseball in 2008 and the Mets for Newsday in 2012. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.