Only two players accept arbitration
Of 24 offered, Weathers and Oliver only players to accept
Milwaukee); outfielder Manny Ramirez and right-hander Derek Lowe (Dodgers); right-hander A.J. Burnett (Toronto); catcher Jason Varitek and right-hander Paul Byrd (Boston); left-hander Oliver Perez (Mets); and left-hander Brian Fuentes (Colorado). By offering arbitration, a team ensures it will receive one or two Draft picks as compensation if a former player who became a Type A or Type B free agent signs with a new club.
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