The Reds tweeted that the organization and Nick Masset have come to terms on a two-year contract worth a reported $5.5 million in guaranteed money, plus incentives. Masset had filed for arbitration at $2.9 million for 2012 and the Reds had countered with $2.1 million.
John Fay is reporting that this deal extends Masset beyond his arbitration years and includes his first year of free agency. But Masset is a super-two player so he is eligible for four years of arbitration. He has just over four years of service time so this contract would buy out the final two years of team control. He is eligible for free agency after the 2013 season.
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