Cruz, Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Updated: January 16, 2008, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and right-hander Juan Cruz avoided arbitration, agreeing Wednesday to a $1,937,500, one-year contract.

The 29-year-old Cruz went 6-1 with a 3.10 ERA for the NL West champions last year. He is 25-31 with a 4.16 ERA in a seven-year career with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics and Arizona Diamondbacks.


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