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Arbitration deals trickle in

Posted on: January 15, 2011 9:20 pm

With more than 100 players still on track toward arbitration, and salary figures to be exchanged by Tuesday, expect to see dozens of deals reached in the next three days. Few players actually go to a hearing, and most who settle do so before the exchange of figures.

A few deals were struck Saturday, presumably during a pregame show or halftime:

* Outfielder Ben Francisco, Phillies, one year, $1.175 million.

* Reliever Kyle McClellan, Cardinals, one year, salary not available -- he was the Cardinals' only arb-eligible player.

* Reliever Carlos Villanueva, Blue Jays, one year, $1.415 million.

* Reliever Brad Ziegler, Athletics, one year, $1.25 million.

If you're really into arbitration -- and who wouldn't be, really? -- a good place to track the status of all arb-eligible players is this tracker at

-- David Andriesen

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