MILWAUKEE -- As expected, the Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration and reached a deal with one of their best starting pitchers.
Jimmy Nelson has been signed to $3.7 million deal for the upcoming season, according to Tom Haudricourt, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Nelson missed the entire 2018 season due to a partially torn labrum in his shoulder that he suffered sliding into first base against the Chicago Cubs.
The 29-year-old posted a 12-6 record and a 3.49 ERA in the 2017 season with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also had 199 strikeouts, helping him finish 9th in National League Cy Young voting.
Nelson will be a big addition to the rotation, especially because lefty Wade Miley may decide to sign elsewhere.