Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Garrett Atkins signs 1-year deal to avoid arbitration

Garrett Atkins of the Colorado Rockies signed a one-year contract to avoid arbitration. The contract is worth $7.05 million with a 700-plate appearance incentive that could earn him another $125,000.
"I am excited. Now I can just focus on getting ready for spring training and not going to Arizona (Friday for an arbitration hearing)," Atkins told The Denver Post.
The Rockies 3B hit .286 with 21 HRs and 99 RBIs in 2008.

Orioles, Wigginton reach deal

The Baltimore Orioles and Ty Wigginton have agreed to a 2-year, $6 million contract.

Last year with Houston, Wigginton batted .285 with 23 HRs and 58 RBI.

Wigginton will provide the Orioles with versatility. Last year, he played 3B and LF. But he has also played 1B, 2B and RF.