Thursday, January 22, 2009

Brewers, Fielder Agree to Deal

In Milwaukee today the Brewers came to an agreement with first baseman Prince Fielder, avoiding going to arbitration with the young slugger. The deal, worth a reported $18 million, has Fielder under a structured contract through the 2010 season, at which time he will once again be eligible for arbitration.  Fielder will not be a free agent until after the 2011 season.

Terms for the deal haven't been released today. GM Doug Melvin says the deal is pending a physical as of yet...I'll leave out the jokes for now.

Although it's more, on average, than Fielder asked for in the first place, Milwaukee is likely saving a few million dollars for the 2010 season by doing it this way. Thanks for being a team player, Prince.

If you live in the Milwaukee area, visit your local Old Country Buffet for "Prince Fielder Night", every Wednesday during the season when the Crew is in town.

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