Juan Samuel's strong half-season was worth a full-time 1991 paycheck from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Samuel, who agreed to salary arbitration with the Dodgers last Dec. 19 after testing the free-agent market, agreed Friday to a one-year contract with Los Angeles worth $1,575,000, a raise of $225,000.He was one of 10 players settling new deals Friday, lowering the remaining players in arbitration to 87. In addition, free agent outfielder John Moses agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Reliever Bryan Harvey tripled his salary when he and the California Angels settled at $1.04 million, a raise of $707,500. Pitcher Scott Bailes and the Angels settled at $425,000, the same salary he made last season.
Reliever Duane Ward, who was 2-8 with 11 saves in 1990, agreed to a $800,000 contract with Toronto, a raise of $500,000. Outfielder Kenny Williams and the Blue Jays settled at $260,000, a $100,000 raise. Outfielder Henry Cotto, who made $440,000 last season, agreed to a two-year deal with Seattle worth $1,475,000. He gets a $100,000 signing bonus, $550,000 in 1991 and $825,000 in 1992.
Pitcher Bill Swift agreed with Seattle to a one-year deal worth $850,000, a raise of $445,000. Pitcher Mike Jeffcoat and the Texas Rangers settled at $390,000, a raise of $195,000, while catcher Mark Parent and Texas agreed to $280,000, a raise of $90,000.
Ernest Riles and the Oakland Athletics agreed to $792,500, a raise of $57,500.