Brewers' Vargas agrees to 1-year deal, avoids arbitration

Updated: January 16, 2008, 8:42 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Claudio Vargas and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed Wednesday on a $3.6 million, one-year contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing.

The 29-year-old right-hander was 11-6 with a 5.09 ERA and one save last season, his first with Milwaukee. He made 23 starts and six relief appearances.

Three other Brewers have filed for arbitration: shortstop J.J. Hardy, right-hander Dave Bush and left-hander Chris Capuano.

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