Brewers avoid arbitration with Marcum
brewers11, spt, lynn, 5.-Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum pitches in the first inning. The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals face off in game two of the NLCS at Miller Park Monday October 10, 2011. TLYNN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Tom Lynn
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Pitcher Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract worth $7,725,000, just ahead of the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing.
Friday's deal was at the midpoint between the $8.7 million and $6.75 million figures filed by the sides when they exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month.
Marcum made $4.05 million last year, when he went 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA. He is eligible for free agency after this season.
Reliever Jose Veras is the last Milwaukee player in arbitration.