The Brewers have avoided arbitration with Kameron Loe, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $1.25MM, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Loe can earn $115K in bonuses based on appearances. This was Loe's second time in the arbitration process, and he is represented by Page Odle.
Loe submitted a $1.65MM figure on Tuesday, which "somewhat surprised" the Brewers, McCalvy said. The club offered $1.055MM, so the settled total fell $100K under the midpoint of the two proposals.
Loe, 29, was one of Milwaukee's better relief arms last season. The right-hander posted a 2.78 ERA, a 3.07 K/BB ratio and a 7.1 K/9 rate in 53 games in 2010, all of which were career bests. Loe joined the Brewers on a minor league deal after pitching in Japan in 2009. He posted a 4.77 ERA in 107 games (47 of them starts) for Texas between 2004-08.