The Brewers and star first baseman Prince Fielder have agreed in principle on a two-year contract that will enable the sides to avoid the arbitration process this year and next, a club official told SI.com.
Fielder's new Brewers deal is for about $18 million.
The powerful slugger originally submitted an arbitration figure of $8 million while the team submitted $6 million.
Fielder hit 34 home runs, had 102 RBIs and batted .276 as the Brewers made the playoffs for the first time since 1982 last year. Fielder, only 24, has hit 84 home runs over the last two years.