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Ryan Theriot loses hearing, will earn $2.6 million

Feb 20, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that shortstop Ryan Theriot will earn $2.6 million this season after losing his arbitration hearing with the Cubs. He requested $3.4 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month.

Theriot, 31, batted .284/.343/.369 with seven home runs, 54 RBI, 21 stolen bases and 81 runs scored last season. Though he is more than four years older, Theriot’s numbers were quite comparable to fellow shortstop Stephen Drew last season, who avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $3.4 million contact with the Diamondbacks in January. Arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, Theriot still receives a sizable raise from the $500,000 salary he made in 2009.

  1. tony - Feb 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Still impressive.
    Curtis Pride probably didn’t make even a million dollars in his entire career.

  2. willmose - Feb 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    The Cubbie win one! Oh well, an unhappy shortstop is the best way to win a World Championship. Look how the Cubs did when they had a happy SS, Ernie Banks.

  3. Old Gator - Feb 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Unless he was sitting in the first row center during the Led Zeppelin reunion tour, almost certainly, Theriot’s mysterious deafness must have been cause by an Indonesian neurological disorder vectored by a prion. What really worries me is, now that he’s lost his hearing, how is he going to know when the center fielder is calling for the popup? I see some ugly collisions in short left center and the latest infection of Die Vloek van de Geitbok playing itself out pretty early in the season.

  4. Earl - Feb 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    i guess its a good thing he had his ears covered

  5. Old Gator - Feb 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Say again?

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