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Brewers big man unhappy with contract

PHOENIX (AP) -- Prince Fielder is frustrated about his contract.

The Milwaukee Brewers slugger renewed his deal for $670,000 today after finishing third in the National League MVP voting last season.

He says he's not happy that he's had to be renewed two years in a row. He says there are a lot of other players with as many years of experience but getting paid more for having accomplished less.

The first baseman will be eligible for arbitration after this season.

General manager Doug Melvin says he thinks the 23-year-old Fielder is making more money than any player not eligible for arbitration who doesn't have a multiyear contract.

Fielder led the NL with a franchise-best 50 home runs last year and had 119 RBIs.

Left fielder Ryan Braun -- last year's NL Rookie of the Year -- also had his contract renewed, for $455,000. So did right fielder Corey Hart, who'll make $444,000.


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