(CBS) — The Los Angeles Angels reached agreement on a one-year, $1.7 million contract with catcher Jeff Mathis  avoiding arbitration, this according to Mark Saxon who covers the Angels for ESPN.

Despite a decline in performance, Mathis hit just .195 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 68 games, mathis gets a $400,000 raise.

The Angels have six remaining arbitration-eligible players who have yet to sign, including  Jared Weaver and Kendry Morales.

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