The 27-year-old Weaver slogged through a rough 2020 season with a 1-9 record and 6.58 ERA. He's still expected to be a big part of the starting rotation next season along with Madison Bumgarner, Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly. Weaver earned a prorated $221,111 from his $597,000 salary last year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks reached contract agreements with three arbitration-eligible players on Friday, the team confirmed. The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan first reported the team avoided arbitration with catcher Carson Kelly and starting pitchers Caleb Smith and Luke Weaver. Buchanan adds that Smith settled with the D-backs for $1.465 million, while Weaver and Arizona settled at $1.950 million.
It could be disconcerting to find a large gap between your opinion and that of your employer... And, lo, that appears to have been the case for the three eligible Arizona Diamondbacks players. Zack Buchanan of The Athletic had the details on Twitter.