The deadline for submitting arbitration figures is less than an hour away at this writing, and compromise deals for arb-eligible players are rolling in fast and furious. We won't list all of them here (here is a good resource for a comprehensive look), but here is a look at some of the notable deals (links lead to sources):
* Prince Fielder, who seemed certain to reach a hearing, made a last-minute deal with the Brewers for $15.5 million. He made $10.5 million last season. As noted by Tom Haudricort of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the deal ends Zack Greinke's short reign as highest-paid Brewer ever. Greinke, traded to the Brewers last month, is due $13.5 million next season.
* Stephen Drew has re-upped with the Diamondbacks on a two-year deal, per Jon-Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. He'll earn $13.75 million over the two years, with a mutual option for 2013. Drew was slated to become a free agent after 2012, so this deal may only buy out one year of free agency.
* A hefty price just came down on closer Matt Capps, agreeing to a $7.15 million deal with the Twins as MLB.com reports. This is one deal that is tough to see, although he did save 42 games with an ERA under 3.00 in 2010.
* Jane Lee of MLB.com has two Athletics agreeing to deals: Dallas Braden signing for $3.35 million and outfielder Conor Jackson for $3.32. Braden is coming off a season in which he tossed a perfect game, while Jackson is hoping to revitalize his career after a lost 2010.
* Some hefty money being paid in Texas. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Nelson Cruz hauls in $3.65 million according to ESPN while C.J. Wilson gears up for free agency after the season with a $7 million payday.
* New Cub Matt Garza will earn $5.95 million on the north side of Chicago as Heyman writes. Sean Marshall, meanwhile, signs a two-year deal worth $4.7 million, ChicagoBreakingSports.com reports. Marshall is expected to move to the starting rotation and join up with Garza.
* As we reported earlier, Padres closer Heath Bell settled for $7.5 million.
* The Padres also got a deal done with outfielder Ryan Ludwick for $6.775 million. He made $5.45 million last season.
* Outfielder Rajai Davis gets a two-year deal from the Blue Jays, worth $2.5 million in 2011 and $2.75 million in 2012 with a $3 million club option in 2013.