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Padres' Walker wins arbitration case

Updated: February 21, 2007, 9:44 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. -- San Diego Padres second baseman Todd Walker won his arbitration case Wednesday, getting a raise from $2.5 million to $3.95 million.

The Padres offered $2.75 million to Walker, who joined them in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on July 31.

"You don't want to go through something like that," Walker said. "It was painful. It worked out and we feel very lucky."

Walker said he accepted arbitration for the first time in his career because he wanted to stay with the Padres, ...

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