Ortiz, Kelly Johnson, Francisco Rodriguez Accept Arbitration

Three free agents accepted arbitration at tonight's deadline: David Ortiz of the Red Sox, Kelly Johnson of the Blue Jays, and Francisco Rodriguez of the Brewers.  The trio is now off the market and under team control for 2012 at a salary to potentially be determined by the arbitration process.  For further details, check out MLBTR's free agent arbitration offer tracker, which allows you to filter by team, type, whether the player was offered, and whether he accepted.  

Ortiz, Johnson, and Rodriguez all probably could have found two-year deals on the open market, but they'll receive raises for 2012 by accepting arbitration.  Of the three, only Ortiz was inhibited by having a draft pick cost attached.


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