Second baseman, team reach deal
PHOENIX -- Twelve-time All-Star Roberto Alomar agreed Tuesday to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, saying he turned down higher offers for the chance to play with a contender.
The deal represents a huge salary cut for the free-agent second baseman, who has slumped badly in recent years. Alomar earned $8 million in 2003, the final season of a deal he signed with Cleveland in 1998 that was worth $37 million over five years.
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