Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

Brewers avoid arbitration with Fielder, Parra

By Nicole
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Prince Fielder has become the highest-ever paid Brewer. He signed a one-year, $15.5 million dollar contract to avoid his final year of arbitration with the club.

The previously highest-paid Brewer was Zach Greinke, at $13.5 million.

Prince's contract includes a $100,000 bonus if he's named MVP, as well as $75,000 for coming in second and $50,000 for coming in third in MVP voting. He receives $50,000 for an All-Star election and $25,000 for an All-Star election. $25,000 if he is the MVP of the League Championship Series, $25,000 if he's MVP of the World Series and $50,000 for getting a Golden Glove.

Manny Parra signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract, also avoiding arbitration.

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