Feb 9, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT
Jed Lowrie and the Astros agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million deal, avoiding a hearing in the infielder’s first season of arbitration eligibility.
Lowrie, who was acquired from the Red Sox for Mark Melancon in December, filed for $1.5 million while the Astros countered at $900,000.
They settled $150,000 below the midpoint, but Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the deal includes some incentives that could add to his $1.15 million salary.
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