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Astros and RHP Dave Borkowski agree to $800,000, 1-year deal, avoiding arbitration

Updated: January 22, 2008, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Relief pitcher Dave Borkowski and the Houston Astros agreed Tuesday to an $800,000, one-year contract that avoided an arbitration hearing.

The right-hander was 5-3 with a 5.15 ERA and one save in 64 appearances for the Astros last season, when he earned $600,000. He asked for $1.1 million when players and teams swapped figures Friday, and Houston offered $750,000.

In six seasons with the Tigers, Orioles and Astros, the 30-year-old Borkowski is 13-18 with a 5.68 ERA and one ...

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