Brewers reach deal with Axford, 2 others

CREATED Jan 18, 2013

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  • CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: John Axford #59 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at Great American Ball Park on September 27, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 2-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 139230534 Image by Joe Robbins

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to one-year contracts with John Axford and two other right-handers, avoiding arbitration.

Axford will be paid $5 million this season after earning $525,000 last year. Agreements were also reached with Marco Estrada, who will be paid $1,955,000 after making $486,000 last season, and Burke Badenhop, who will get $1.55 million after earning $1.1 million last season.

The deals Friday left the Brewers with no players in salary arbitration.