Brewers reach deal with Axford, 2 others
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: John Axford #59 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at Great American Ball Park on September 27, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 2-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 139230534Photo: Image by Joe Robbins
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to one-year contracts with John Axford and two other right-handers, avoiding arbitration.
Axford will be paid $5 million this season after earning $525,000 last year. Agreements were also reached with Marco Estrada, who will be paid $1,955,000 after making $486,000 last season, and Burke Badenhop, who will get $1.55 million after earning $1.1 million last season.
The deals Friday left the Brewers with no players in salary arbitration.