Angels, Spiezio Agree to Contract
Jan. 29, 2002
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ The Angels avoided arbitration with infielder Scott Spiezio by agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract worth $2,275,000.
Spiezio started at five different positions last season _ first base, third base, left field, right field and designated hitter. He hit .271 with 54 RBI in 139 games and tied a club record for highest fielding percentage of .999 at first base.
Spiezio, 29, established career highs in average, doubles (29) and triples (four).
He was the last Anaheim player eligible for arbitration. The club already signed outfielder Darin Ersted and right hander Al Levine.
Spiezio had asked for $2.7 million in arbitration and had been offered $1.9 million.