Brewers, Marcum agree on $3.95M, 1-year deal
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers and right-hander Shaun Marcum agreed to a $3.95 million, one-year contract late Wednesday night on the eve of a scheduled salary arbitration hearing.
The deal fell just short of the midpoint between Marcum's $5 million request and Milwaukee's $3 million offer. The 29-year-old, who made $850,000 last year, can make an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses.
Marcum went 13-8 with a 3.64 ERA and 195 1-3 innings last season after returning from elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
Milwaukee traded top hitting prospect Brett Lawrie to Toronto in December to get Marcum in an effort to bolster a rotation that includes Zack Greinke and Yovani Gallardo.
Second baseman Rickie Weeks is the only remaining Brewer in arbitration.