Padres finalize two-year, $11M deal with shortstop Greene
SAN DIEGO -- Shortstop Khalil Greene and the San Diego Padres have finalized an $11 million, two-year contract, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing.
Greene will make $4.5 million this season and $6.5 million in 2009. Greene, who played in a career-best 153 games in 2007 after missing time in previous seasons due to injuries, can earn up to $500,000 more in 2009 based on 2008 plate appearances. He'll make $125,000 each for 525, 550, 600 and 625 plate appearances.