NEW YORK, FEB. 1 -- A good second half helped Juan Samuel get a raise from the Los Angeles Dodgers despite another subpar season.
Samuel, who agreed to salary arbitration with the Dodgers after testing the free-agent market, agreed today to a one-year contract worth $1,575,000, a raise of $225,000.
Samuel, 31, played in 143 games with the Dodgers last season. He hit .242.
He was one of 10 players settling on new deals, lowering the remaining players in arbitration to 87. In addition, free agent infielder John Moses agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Right-handed reliever Bryan Harvey tripled his salary when he and the California Angels settled at $1.04 million, a raise of $707,500. Left-handed reliever Scott Bailes and the Angels settled at $425,000.
Reliever Duane Ward, who was 2-8 with 11 saves in 1990, agreed to a $800,000 contract with Toronto, a raise of $500,000.
Others who signed are outfielder Henry Cotto (two-year deal with Mariners worth $1,475,000), Blue Jays outfielder Kenny Williams ($260,000), Mariners pitcher Bill Swift ($850,000), Mariners outfielder Tracy Jones ($525,000), Rangers pitcher Mike Jeffcoat ($390,000), Rangers catcher Mark Parent ($280,000) and Athletics infielder Ernest Riles ($792,500).