It took a week, but it was worth the wait for Trevor Bauer.

Bauer, who won 17 games last season, beat the Indians in arbitration. The hearing took place on Feb. 8 in Phoenix, but the result wasn't announced until Thursday because of the impact it could have on other pitchers in similar arbitration cases.

The Indians rarely go to arbitration, but when they do, they usually win. They beat right-handers Josh Tomlin and Vinny Pestano in 2014. Until then, they had not been to arbitration since 1991 when Greg Swindell won his case and second baseman Jerry Browne lost.

Bauer will receive $6.525 million. The Indians offered $5.3 million. Last year he made $3.55 million.

The 2017 season represented a breakout year for Bauer. He went 17-9 with a 4.19 ERA. He struck out a career high 196 batters in 176 1/3 innings.