Glendale native Zaun signs on with Milwaukee Brewers

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St. Francis High graduate Gregg Zaun inked a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.

Zaun, a Glendale native, reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.9 million.

The deal includes a $2.25 million option for 2011 with a $250,000 buyout, meaning Zaun is guaranteed $2.15 million.

Zaun, who caught for the Baltimore Orioles last season before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays in August, made $1.5 million last year.

Zaun, 38, received some interest from the Colorado Rockies and also the Rays and Seattle Mariners.

Zaun is a Type B free agent and Tampa Bay recently offered him arbitration.

Since he signed before Monday’s deadline for players to accept or decline the offer, Tampa Bay will receive a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of next year’s First-Year Player Draft.

Zaun, who has played for eight teams in his 15-year career,  batted .260 with eight home runs and 27 runs batted in last season.

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Written by Charles Rich

December 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Posted in Sports

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