Major League Baseball

Published: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 12:49 a.m.


Placido Polanco and Philadelphia agreed Thursday to a one-year contract worth $2,875,000. Polanco, who hit .296 for Philadelphia after a July trade last year, had filed for salary arbitration earlier this month. ``Placido is a quality player and a solid second baseman,'' Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. ``We're pleased to have this done.'' Polanco had asked for $3.25 million, and the Phillies had offered $2.5 million. He made $1.75 million last year. He joined the Phillies on July 29.


Infielder Ron Coomer reached agreement with Los Angeles on a minor league contract Thursday and was invited to spring training. An AL All-Star with Minnesota Twins in 1999, Coomer spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .264 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 148 at-bats over 55 games. He played first base, third base and was a designated hitter. Coomer, 36, will make $650,000 if he makes the major league roster.

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