Around the Majors: Polanco returns to the Philliesby Lee Sinins
December 19, 2004
1) Free agent 2B Placido Polanco accepted the Phillies arbitration offer.
After -3 RCAA/.733 OPS and 8 RCAA/.799 OPS seasons, Polanco hit .441 SLG, .345 OBA, .786 OPS, 0 RCAA in 126 games. He has a .748 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -31 RCAA in 790 games.
2) Free agent P Ron Villone accepted the Mariners offer of salary arbitration.
After 5.81 ERA/-15 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Villone had a 4.08 ERA/2 RSAA in 56 games (10 starts). He has a 4.80 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -21 RSAA in 394 games.
3) The Nationals re-signed P Joey Eischen to a 1 year, $1.04 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.
After 1.34 ERA/17 RSAA and 3.06 ERA/12 RSAA seasons, Eischen had a 3.93 ERA/0 RSAA in 21 games. He has a 3.45 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 26 RSAA in 245 games.
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