John Axford RP CLE Jan 18 '13
Brewers avoided arbitration with RHP John Axford by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million contract.
He can earn more through incentives. Axford qualified for Super 2 status after serving as the Brewers' closer for the last two and a half years. Though he struggled with a 4.67 ERA in 2012, he'll be the ninth inning man again in 2013 and has a pretty good shot at a bounce-back season.