Brewers, Fielder talking, owner says

Updated: April 5, 2010, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says the club is still talking to slugger Prince Fielder about a long-term extension.

But Attanasio says he and general manager Doug Melvin will not give day-to-day updates about negotiations with Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, because they don't want it to pose a distraction to the star first baseman.

Fielder signed a two-year contract that ends this season, but he won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2011 season. He hit .299 with 46 homers and 141 RBIs last year.

Melvin said Monday that the team has plenty of time to sign Fielder to a long-term deal.


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