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Brewers avoid arbitration with Marcum



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.

   (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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