Brewers, Kameron Loe avoid arbitration with one-year deal

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The Brewers and right-hander Kameron Loe avoided arbitration today by agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million contract, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.

Loe requested $1.65 million and was offered $1.055 million from the Brewers when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this week. While this contract is below the midpoint, the 29-year-old right-hander can make up the difference should he earn an additional $115,000 in performance-bonuses based on appearances up to 78 games.

Loe, who spent the 2009 season in Japan, posted a 2.78 ERA and 46/15 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings with the Brewers last season. He ranked ninth among major league relievers with at least 50 innings last season with a ground ball rate of 59.4 percent.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.