Reds, Burton Avoid Arbitration

The Reds agreed to a one-year deal with Jared Burton, avoiding arbitration, the team announced (on Twitter). Burton, a super two, made $810K last year and is arbitration eligible for the second time.

The 29-year-old right-hander missed nearly all of the 2010 season with a hypothyroid condition and an oblique injury. He posted a 4.40 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 59 1/3 innings in 2009 and was similarly effective in 2008.

As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, the Reds still have four arbitration eligible players: Joey Votto, Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto and Bill Bray.



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