Weaver will get $7.365 million instead of the $8.8 million he was seeking. And it's good news, since the Angels will need that extra $1.435 million to throw away on Vernon Wells (sorry, but Congress passed a law recently stating every blog mentioning the Angels must include a minimum of one Wells snarky reference.)
The right-hander was 13-12 with a 3.01 ERA in 34 starts last season. He earned $4.265 million last season (plus $50,000 bonuses for making the All-Star team and another $50,000 for his fifth-place finish in the Cy Young voting), his first year he was arbitration-eligible. The two sides avoided arbitration last year.
The 28-year-old is eligible for free agency following the 2012 season.
Owners and players are now tied at 1, as Ross Ohlendorf defeated the Pirates yesterday.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans