Brewers agree to contract with Burba

Updated: December 8, 2003, 2:22 AM ET

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers re-signed Dave Burba, agreeing Sunday to a minor league contract.

Burba would get a $440,000, one-year year contract if he's added to the major league roster. He could earn an additional $45,000 in performance bonuses.

Burba went 1-1 with a 3.53 ERA in two starts and 15 relief appearances over 43 1-3 innings last season for the Brewers, who signed him to a minor league contract in May and brought him up June 27. He faced a midnight EST deadline to re-sign.

Milwaukee offered salary arbitration to catcher Eddie Perez and outfielder John Vander Wal, according to Brewers director of media relations Jon Greenberg. They have until Dec. 19 to accept and may sign with the Brewers through Jan. 8.

While Vander Wal was not on the original list of 24 free agents offered arbitration compiled by the commissioner's office, he was later added.

Free agent catcher Keith Osik, shortstop Royce Clayton and pitchers Glendon Rusch and Todd Ritchie weren't offered arbitration and can't re-sign until May 1.

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