A Good Day For Players

In the second hearing Wednesday afternoon on the final day of arbitration, San Diego Padres second baseman Todd Walker won his case, getting a raise from $2.5 million to $3.95 million.

The Padres offered $2.75 million to Walker, who joined the Padres in a trade with the Chicago Cubs at the end of July. He hit .282 with three home runs and 13 RBIs with the San Diego, and .278 with nine homers and 53 RBIs overall.

Walker orignally came over to play third, starting 22 games there, but moved to second to replace Josh Barfield, who was traded to Cleveland in October. Marcus Giles, signed in December, is this season's projected starter at second.

In other Padres news, catcher Todd Greene, a non-roster invitee, dislocated his right shoulder during a drill in a freak accident and likely will miss the remainder of spring training. Greene hit .289 with two homers and 17 RBIs in 61 games with the San Francisco Giants last year.

Source: MLB


RandBall said...

That's $1 million per year for every foot of fielding range Walker has.

Sooze said...

Yeah I accidentally left out how much he sucked at third... the main reason why he doesn't play over there anymore.