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December 2005



The clock is ticking…

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For Corey Patterson and Jerry Hairston that is. If memory serves me correctly, both are eligible for arbitration and must sign for at least their 2005 pay rate *or* be non-tendered effective December 20th. Patterson earned $2.8M in 2005 and Hairston pulled down 1.8 million. If I’m not mistaken, Wellemeyer, Wuertz and Ohman are on auto-renewal, as is Ronny Cedeno.

I also believe that Todd Wellemeyer is out of minor league options and must either make the 25 man roster or clear waviers, which he would not. You’ve got to figure that somebody would claim him; might make sense to package him in a trade for a corner outfielder.