CLEVELAND — It looks like Mr. Smile has still another reason to flaunt his teeth.

MLB.com confirmed Friday evening that the Indians could come to terms with shortstop Francisco Lindor in order to avoid arbitration, agreeing to a yearlong, $10.55 million contract.

CLEVELAND — It looks like Mr. Smile has still another reason to flaunt his teeth.

MLB.com confirmed Friday evening that the Indians could come to terms with shortstop Francisco Lindor in order to avoid arbitration, agreeing to a yearlong, $10.55 million contract.

The three-time All Star slashed .277/ / .352/.519 past season with 42 doubles, 38 homers and 92 RBIs. Lindor had a 131 OPS+ and ranked fifth in WAR (7.6) among qualified standing players, based on FanGraphs.

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and the club were unable to reach an agreement, leaving the chance of a mediation hearing between the 2 to get the second consecutive year.

This past year, Bauer won his case, finding a salary of $6.525 million. It had been the third time since 1991 that the Indians took a hearing to determine a player’s salary. It is not known whether the club is going to simply get a file-and-trial approach this season, as it did in 2018.

He’s currently projected to earn $11.6 million in 20-19, per MLB Trade Rumors.