Brewers Agree To Two-Year Deal With Fielder

2:06pm: The official report came out last night, but for the sake of being thorough, we’ll post it now: the Brewers’ announcement of the deal is official. Haudricourt was close; it’ll be $6.5MM in 2009, and $11.5MM in 2010 for Fielder. There’s also a $1MM signing bonus included.

FRIDAY, 8:47am: Jon Heyman has the Fielder contract details.  Look for an announcement later today.

THURSDAY, 8:51pm: According to Haudricourt Fielder passed his physical so the deal is now official. Exact figures are expected tomorrow, but Haudricourt guesses Fielder will earn $7MM this year and $11MM in 2010.

2:50pm: Tom Haudricourt says the Brewers have a deal in place with Fielder for two years and $18MM, pending a physical.  Fielder will have his last arbitration year in 2011, after which he’ll be eligible for free agency.  It looks like the deal may be announced tomorrow.

THURSDAY, 9:20am:’s Jon Heyman says Fielder and the Brewers are closing in on a two-year contract.  Tom Haudricourt expects an announcement today or tomorrow on a deal for at least $18MM.

WEDNESDAY, 9:44pm: Brewers GM Doug Melvin has confirmed Verducci’s report"We’ve got some positive things going on," said Melvin. "There’s a possibility of doing it."

6:52pm: As reported by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,’s Tom Verducci said Wednesday on the MLB Network that the Brewers are working on a two-year deal with Prince Fielder.

Fielder asked for a very affordable $8MM in arbitration on Tuesday.  That low bid may have spurred the extensions talks.  Haudricourt has an idea of what the numbers might look like if a two-year deal is hammered out:

"If the sides do agree on a two-year deal, it would probably be for $18 million to $20 million.  When you figure that Fielder filed for $8 million this year and would be expecting a raise next year with another big season, those numbers make sense."

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