Encarnacion agrees to 2-year contract with Reds
Encarnacion was the last Reds player in arbitration. The agreement was announced Tuesday, hours before a scheduled hearing in Phoenix.
Encarnacion had asked for $3.7 million this season, while the team offered $2.55 million. The deal calls for $2 million in 2009 and $4.75 million in 2010, along with an $850,000 signing bonus and performance bonuses of $25,000 for 600 plate appearances.
Encarnacion batted .251 last season with 26 home runs and 68 RBIs.
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