The Phillies can check the last item off their arbitration eligible list as the team has avoided arbitration with pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, avoiding arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7 million contract.

Hellickson, who was in the his final-year of being arbitration eligible, earned a $2.7 million raise despite a 4.62 ERA last season in Arizona. He receives a modest bump in salary, even though he's averaged just 20 starts over the last two years due to injury.

He is expected to immediately jump near the top of a very young and inexperienced Phillies' rotation.

The Phillies have agreed to terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players.



With Hellickson signed, here is what the Phillies rotation could look like in 2016:

1. Aaron Nola
2. Jeremy Hellickson
3. Charlie Morton
4. Jared Eickhoff
5. Matt Harrison

Others who will compete at Spring Training:

Brett Oberholtzer
Mark Appel
Vince Velasquez
Adam Morgan
David Buchanan
Jake Thompson
Zach Eflin

Pitchers and catchers is February 18th.


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