Capuano agrees to $3.25 million deal, avoids arbitration

Updated: January 17, 2007, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Left-hander Chris Capuano and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract Wednesday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Capuano made the NL All-Star team last season but then had a poor second half, winning only one more game and finishing 11-12 with a 4.03 ERA in 34 starts. He asked for $3.7 million in arbitration Tuesday and the Brewers offered $2.8 million. He earned $450,000 last year.

The Brewers have four players still eligible for arbitration. Catcher ...

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