Graffanino agrees to $3.25 million, 1-year deal
MILWAUKEE -- Infielder Tony Graffanino and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed Friday to a $3.25 million, one-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.
The 34-year-old hit .280 last season with two homers and 28 RBIs in 236 at-bats, then became a free agent. He was offered salary arbitration by the Brewers on Dec. 1 and accepted the offer six days later, making him a signed player.
In addition to his salary, he would earn a $50,000 bonus if he starts 120 games.
Milwaukee had submitted a $2.8 million figure Tuesday in arbitration, and Graffanino asked for $3.7 million.
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