No non-tenders after all. The Phillies came to terms with Kevin Frandsen and offered contracts to their four other arbitration-eligible players.
Frandsen agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal. He made $850,000 last season.
John Mayberry, Kyle Kendrick, Antonio Bastardo and Ben Revere were offered contracts. They have until Jan. 17 to accept the Phillies' offer or head to arbitration.
Kendrick figures to be the priciest of the bunch. The Phillies bought out his first two arbitration years with a two-year, $7.5 million deal. He now enters his final year of arbitration before becoming a free agent. His salary figures to increase to $6.5-7 million for 2014.
It would be surprising to see any of the other three players exceed $2 million. This is Bastardo's second year of arbitration and the first for Revere and Mayberry.
Bastardo made $1.4 million this past season but was busted for PEDs. Mayberry made $517,000 and Revere earned $515,000.
A lack of depth forced the Phillies to stick with Kendrick, Mayberry and Frandsen even though each player disappointed in 2013. Kendrick had a dynamite first half, but posted a 6.04 ERA over his final 17 starts.
Nats land Fister
In other divisional news, the Nationals acquired right-hander Doug Fister from the Tigers, according to MLB Daily Dish. Fister could be a bona fide No. 2 starter in the National League. The 29-year-old had a 3.30 ERA in 91 games (89 starts) from 2011-13, striking out 6.8 batters per nine and walking just 1.8.
He'll slot in behind Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez in a formidable rotation.