By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration on Tuesday, agreeing to terms on a contract for this season that includes a 2023 mutual option, the team said. Eflin’s contract is reportedly worth $5.7 million for this season with a $15 million mutual option for 2023.

According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsan, Eflin’s contract has a $5.5 million base salary coupled with performance bonuses of $50,000 for 100 and 125 innings pitched, $75,000 for 150 innings pitched and $125,000 for 175 innings pitched.

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The 28-year-old Eflin has a 3.65 ERA in 37 innings and seven starts thus far this season, with 35 strikeouts and seven walks. He set a career-high with 12 strikeouts in his last start, a 4-3 10-inning Phillies win on Sunday in which he didn’t factor into the decision.

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Statcast has Eflin with the best average exit velocity among pitchers with at least 30.0 innings this season at 83.2 mph and his 27.5% hard-hit rate ranks third among all major league pitchers with at least 30 innings pitched.

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Eflin was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Jimmy Rollins trade in December 2014. He has a 4.50 ERA with 522 strikeouts in 114 career games with Philadelphia.