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Friday, January 21, 2011

Brewers Come to Terms With Kameron Loe, Avoiding Arbitration

The Brewers came to terms today with Kameron Loe for 2011. The deal pays Loe a base salary of $1.25 million with incentives worth as much as $115,000 more. The two sides settled below the midway point for which the two sides filed on Tuesday (Loe- $1.65 million vs Brewers- $1.055 million). The Brewers still have two arbitration eligible players remaining, Rickie Weeks and Shaun Marcum.

The Brewers also added some outfield depth on Friday, signing Jeremy Reed (30 years old, .253 career average, 12 HRs, 110 RBIs in 476 games) to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training camp. The signing indicates a degree of uncertainty among the Brewers front office with regard to the outfield. Ryan Braun and Corey Hart will play the corner spots, but after that it seems the Brewers are not sure if they trust Carlos Gomez with everyday center fielding duties, or Chris Dickerson as the main outfield utility player.

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