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Outfielder Brad Hawpe and Rockies agree at $3,925,000, avoiding arbitration

Updated: February 14, 2008, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Outfielder Brad Hawpe and the Colorado Rockies agreed Thursday to a one-year contract worth $3,925,000, a deal that avoided a salary arbitration hearing.

Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Hawpe had asked for a raise from $403,000 to $4.35 million after he helped the Rockies advance to the World Series for the first time. Colorado filed at $3,575,000.

In addition to his salary, Hawpe can earn $100,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 600 and 675 plate appearances.

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