Fielder, Hart, Weeks File for Arbitration
By By Dan O'Donnell
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder filed an arbitration request for $8 million Tuesday. The team in turn offered him $6 million, a signifcant raise from the $670,000 he made last year.
Fielder's request was the second-highest in Major League Baseball this offseason, behind only Ryan Howard, who filed for $18 million.
Brewers outfielder Corey Hart requested $3.8 million, while Milwaukee countered with $2.7 million. He made $444,000 in 2008. Second baseman Rickie Weeks, who made about $1 million last season, asked for $2.8 million. The Brewers offered $1 million.
Earlier Tuesday, Milwaukee avoided arbitration with righthander Seth McClung, reaching an agreement on a one-year deal worth $1.6 million.
The Associated Press contributed to this report