Lidge, Wheeler avoid arbitration, agree with Astros
HOUSTON -- Closer Brad Lidge and reliever Dan Wheeler agreed to one-year contracts with the Houston Astros on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration.
Lidge, an All-Star in 2005, signed for $3.975 million plus incentives, and Wheeler will get $930,000 plus incentives.
Lidge had a career-high 42 saves in 70 appearances for the NL champion Astros and was 4-4 with a 2.29 ERA. His 22 second-half saves tied a franchise record. For the last two seasons, Lidge has led all ...
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