Giles agrees to terms on contract

Updated: March 2, 2004, 6:52 PM ET

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves second baseman Marcus Giles agreed to a $430,000, one-year contract Tuesday.

Giles, who wasn't eligible for arbitration, made $316,000 last season.

He will be one of the team's lowest-paid players despite hitting .316 with 21 homers and 69 RBIss last season. He also was voted the NL's starting second baseman for the All-Star game, though he couldn't play because of a concussion.

Giles' agreement left the Braves with a handful of players who weren't arbitration-eligible and have yet to agree to terms. They include pitchers Horacio Ramirez, Trey Hodges and Kevin Gryboski, catcher Johnny Estrada and infielder Jesse Garcia.

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