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Padres Avoid Arbitration With Luke Gregerson


One down. Two more to go.

Today the Padres and relief pitcher Luke Gregerson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $3.2 million contract, according to a team’s press release.

The Padres had initially offered Gregerson $2.875 million for the 2013 season, but Gregerson and his representatives had asked for $3.75 million. They settled at $3.2 milli.

 

Gregerson had one of his best years in his career last year, going 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 77 games played with a career-best nine saves.

Now that Gregerson is signed, the Padres just have two remaining arbitration eligible players in starting pitcher Clayton Richard and third baseman Chase Headley.

Richard turned down a $4.905 million contract and is said to be looking for a deal worth  about $5.55  million.

Headley, the team MVP, wants MVP type money. Headley is looking for a $10.3 million contract, as he rejected the Padres’ $ 7.075 million proposal.

Come on Padres, Let’s get them signed!

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