Estrada, Brewers agree at $3.4 million

Updated: February 2, 2007, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Catcher Johnny Estrada avoided arbitration with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract.

Estrada, obtained by Milwaukee as part of a six-player deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks in November, hit .302 with 11 homers and 71 RBIs in 115 games last season. He is slated to become the starting catcher, sending 37-year-old Damian Miller to a reserve role.

In addition to his base salary, Estrada would get a $50,000 bonus for 500 plate appearances. ...

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