Phillies, Brock Agree to Contract
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Phillies right-hander Chris Brock became the first player to sign among the 63 who exchanged arbitration figures with their teams, agreeing Friday to a $1.7 million, two-year contract.
Brock, who turns 30 next month, was 7-8 with a 4.34 ERA in five starts and 58 relief appearances last season. He allowed 21 homers in 93 1-3 innings.
After making $250,000 last year, Brock gets $700,000 this year and $1 million in 2002.
He had asked for $845,000 this year in arbitration and the Phillies had offered $610,000.
Philadelphia has three players remaining in arbitration: right-handers Wayne Gomes and Robert Person and first baseman Travis Lee.