Brewers, 2B Rickie Weeks avoid arbitration

Updated: February 3, 2009, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Second baseman Rickie Weeks and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed Tuesday to a $2.45 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.

Weeks can earn an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances from 575 to 650. During his first five seasons, Weeks has never had more than 560 plate appearances due to injuries.

The 26-year-old made $1,056,000 last season and requested $2.8 million this year in arbitration. The Brewers countered at $2 million.

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