Durbin Avoids Arbitration
The Phillies successfully avoided salary arbitration with Chad Durbin today when they agreed to a one-year, $2.125 million contract, a source said.
If they had not agreed they would have exchanged salary arbitration figures Tuesday. The Phillies have three other players eligible for salary arbitration: Shane Victorino, Joe Blanton and Carlos Ruiz. It is unclear where they stand in negotiations with that trio.
Durbin went 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA in 59 appearances last season. He went 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 71 appearances in 2008.