Stephen Vogt, Corey Knebel celebrate, AP photo

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt, left, and relief pitcher Corey Knebel celebrate after he struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn the save in a 5-3 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in New York.

SETH WERNIG, ASSOCIATED PRESS

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players after reaching one-year agreements with pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Corey Knebel, as well as infielders Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez.

Nelson reached a $3.7 million deal for 2018 after a breakthrough season in which he went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and a team-leading 199 strikeouts. Knebel, who made the All-Star team in his first year as closer, gets $3.65 million.

Villar's deal is for $2.55 million. The switch-hitter hit .241, 44 points lower than in 2016.

Perez agreed to a $1,975,000 deal. He had career highs with 14 home runs, 19 doubles, 136 games and 432 at-bats last year.

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