Brewers, Marcum agree on 3.95M dollars, 1-year deal

BY foxsports • February 10, 2011

Posted: February 10, 2011. 11:15 a.m. CT

-- 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.