Cordero Finally Gets Paid

Avoiding arbitration Friday, righty Chad Cordero and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract.

At 25, he went 3-3 with 37 saves and a 3.36 ERA for the Nats in 2007, becoming the second-youngest closer in history to record 100 career saves.

Cordero has converted more than 80% of his opportunities over the last three seasons. Remember when he set a club record and led the majors with 47 saves in 2005? The following year he had 29 saves with a 7-4 record and a 3.19 ERA, making just $525,000.

Among the eight other players Washington agreed to terms with Friday, Lastings Milledge, who was acquired in late November by way of trade with the New York Mets, received a split deal that would pay him $402,500 if he's in the big leagues and $145,075 in the minors.

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