Davis, Diamondbacks agree to 3-year deal
Davis was acquired in a November trade that sent catcher Johnny Estrada to Milwaukee. The left-hander went 11-11 with a 4.91 ERA in 34 starts for the Brewers last season, tossing 203 1-3 innings.
Davis gets $5.5 million this year, $7.75 million in 2008 and $8.75 million in 2009.
The 31-year-old Davis, who made $3.6 million last year, asked for $7.5 million in arbitration and was offered $5.25 million by the Diamondbacks -- the second-largest difference between player and team. Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs were $4,475,000 apart when figures were exchanged Tuesday.
Davis' agreement leaves the Diamondbacks with only one player remaining in arbitration: outfielder Eric Byrnes. He asked for $5 million and the club offered $4.25 million after he made $2.25 million last season.
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