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Reds Sign Dmitri, 1 Year


Dmitri Young, the last Cincinnati player in salary arbitration, agreed today to a $1.95 million, one-year contract.

Young, a 26-year-old outfielder, hit .300 last season with 14 homers and 56 RBIs in 373 at-bats and made $375,000. He had been scheduled for a hearing Friday in Tampa, Fla.

Cincinnati split its two cases that went to hearings, beating pitcher Steve Parris ($1.4 million) and losing to pitcher Scott Sullivan ($1.1 million).

In addition to Young, the Reds settled with outfielder Alex Ochoa ($862,500), second baseman Pokey Reese ($1.95 million), outfielder Michael Tucker ($3.5 million for two years) and pitcher Gabe White ($630,000).

Outfielder Mike Cameron, the eighth Reds player to file for arbitration last month, was dealt to Seattle last week in the Ken Griffey Jr. trade and settled with the Mariners at $2,225,000.

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