San Francisco first baseman Will Clark is the latest player to join major league baseball's million dollar club.
Clark tripled his salary Thursday, agreeing to a one-year contract for $1.125 million with the Giants.Clark, eligible for arbitration for the first time, made $345,000 in 1988, when he batted .282 with 29 homers and a National League-leading 109 runs batted in.
He had asked for $1.2 million in arbitration and the Giants had offered $900,000. In addition to his salary, Clark would earn a $200,000 bonus if he is selected the NL's Most Valuable Player.
Seven other players agreed to one-year contracts, reducing the players remaining in arbitration to 85.
Pitcher Steve Farr and the Kansas City Royals settled at $605,000, a raise of $380,000.
Pitcher Curt Young settled with Oakland at $572,500, a raise of $162,500, and infielder Mike Gallego and the Athletics agreed to $207,500, a raise of $100,500.
Infielder Darnell Coles and the Seattle Mariners settled at $460,000, an $85,000 raise.
Outfielder Gary Pettis and Detroit settled at $440,000, a $40,000 raise, and outfielder Dwayne Murphy settled with the Tigers at $400,000, a $25,000 raise.
Reliever Stu Cliburn and the California Angels agreed to $185,000, a $115,000 raise. His eligibility for arbitration had been in dispute.
Late Wednesday, infielder Ernest Riles and the Giants agreed to a one-year contract for $470,000, a raise of $185,000.
Arbitration hearings will take place from Feb. 1-21. Of the 136 players who filed, 51 already have settled.
Farr, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 5-4 for Kansas City with a club-leading 20 saves.
Young, a left-hander who will be 29 on April 16, was 11-8 with a 4.14 earned-run average in 26 starts. Gallego batted .209 with two homers and 20 RBI.
Coles, 26, batted .292 with 10 homers and 34 RBI in 195 at-bats with Seattle. He hit .232 with five homers and 36 RBI for Pittsburgh before the Pirates traded him to the Mariners.
Murphy, who will be 34 next season, hit .250 for Detroit with four homers and 19 RBI. Pettis, who will be 31 on opening day, batted .210 with three homers and 36 RBI.
Cliburn, a 32-year-old right-hander, was 4-2 with a 4.07 ERA in 40 games, all but one in relief.