Brewers settle with Marcum

The Milwaukee Brewers avoided arbitration hander to a one-year contract on Friday.

Marcum made a career-high 33 starts last season, his first with the Brewers following a trade from the Toronto Blue Jays. He eclipsed 200 innings for the first time in 2011 while posting a 13-7 record and a 3.54 earned run average.

The 30-year-old recorded 158 strikeouts and walked only 57 last year.

Marcum has compiled a 50-32 mark with a 3.77 ERA during his six-year major league career.