Tim Byrdak and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year $1.6m deal today (+ bonuses), avoiding an arbitration hearing.
"We got him done tonight. We were working hard to get it done, and I feel much better."
Mike Mosa (Byrdak's agent):
"He wants to focus on the season and not on other things. This is something that has to be done, and once you get it out of the way, the biggest thing is he wants to win ballgames."
$1.6m is the midpoint between what Byrdak wanted, and what the Astros offered.