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Milwaukee Brewers agree to one-year deal with Orlando Arcia to avoid arbitration, per report

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The shortstop is officially under team control, at a discount.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Orlando Arcia to a one-year $2.2 million deal according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

MLB Trade Rumors had a $2.7 million estimate for Arcia going into the offseason. The contract saves them $500k, adding to the already large total the Brewers have to spend compared to last season.

Arcia was a major non-tender candidate in Milwaukee after posting one of the worst offensive seasons among qualified hitters in baseball. He’s also put up back-to-back negatives fWAR seasons. The Brewers acquired Luis Urias last week and stated that he’d fight for the starting spot at shortstop.

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