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Andrew Cashner signs, Padres avoid arbitration.

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Cashner becomes the third of four Padres to reach a deal with the team and avoid arbitration in February.

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The San Diego Padres have now come to terms with three out of the four players who filed for arbitration earlier this week. The San Diego Union Tribune's Dennis Lin is reporting that the Padres and Andrew Cashner have settled on a $7.15 million salary for 2016.  The righty starter and pinch runner (as well as occasional pinch hitter, one-time outfielder, and perpetual team prankster) had been projected by MLB Trade Rumors to earn a $7.0 million salary this upcoming season.

This was Cashner's third and final year of arbitration eligibility, and he'll be able to file for free agency following this season. The 29-year-old earned $4.05 million in 2015 while going 6-16 with a 4.34 ERA and 1.44 WHIP - his worst season as a Friar. But if you take into account his four years pitching for the Padres, he has an overall 24-36 record with a 3.50 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.

Now Tyson Ross is the only remaining Padre who still needs to settle his contract for 2016.  Drew Pomeranz and Derek Norris agreed to terms with the team last night and so far the combined signings of Norris, Pomeranz, and Cashner have come in at roughly $500,000 below prior predictions by MLBTR.