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Brewers, Takashi Saito finish deal

Updated: January 5, 2011, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $1.75 million, one-year contract with reliever Takashi Saito.

The right-hander can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses based on games and $500,000 for days on the active roster.

He was 2-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 56 games for the Atlanta Braves last year and has a 17-13 big league record with a 2.19 ERA in five seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston and Atlanta.

The 40-year-old from Japan has 84 saves, including ...

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