Kearns, Reds agree to one-year, $1.85 million contract

Updated: January 16, 2006, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
112 18 67 62 .333 .240

CINCINNATI -- Austin Kearns avoided salary arbitration with the Cincinnati Reds by agreeing to a $1.85 million, one-year contract on Monday.

The outfielder batted .240 last season but set career highs with 18 homers and 67 RBI.

Three Reds players remain eligible for arbitration: first baseman Adam Dunn, pitcher Aaron Harang and shortstop Felipe Lopez. Players and teams will exchange salary proposals Tuesday.


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