Six players remain for hearings
Affeldt, eligible for the first time, will receive a raise from $350,000 to $950,000 instead of his $1.2 million request, arbitrators Christine Knowlton, Elliott Shriftman and Steven Wolf decided. They heard the case Friday.
Affeldt went 3-4 with a 4.95 ERA and 13 saves in eight starts and 30 relief appearances last season.
Baltimore reliever Jorge Julio, who had been scheduled for a hearing, agreed Saturday to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. Julio had 22 saves in 26 chances last season, but lost his job as closer during a rough stretch in September. He finished 2-5 with a 4.57 ERA in 65 games.
Julio, who made $385,000 last year, had filed for $2.9 million and Baltimore had proposed $2.35 million.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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