Todd Zolecki reports (via Twitter) that Chad Durbin avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $2.125 million contract.
Durbin signed with the Phillies as a free agent in 2007. He pitched very well in 2008 which earned him $1.635 million in 2009. In 2010, Durbin gets a significant raise despite pitching almost 20 innings less and having an ERA almost two points higher in 2009, compared to 2008. Durbin went 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 69.2 innings last year.
Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton remain arbitration eligible.