Cody Ross and Marlins go to salary arbitration
Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross has gone to salary
arbitration, asking for $4.45 million rather than the team’s offer
of $4.2 million.
Arbitrators James Oldham, Margaret Brogan and Howard Edelman are
expected to issue a decision Tuesday, a day after hearing
Ross hit .290 with 24 homers and 90 RBIs last season, when he
made $2.3 million.
Players and owners have split the two decisions this far, with
Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart winning ($4.8 million) and Tampa
Bay outfielder B.J. Upton losing ($3 million).
Three hearings equals the record-tying low total of cases that
went to arbitrators last year, when Florida’s Dan Uggla and
Washington’s Shawn Hill won and Tampa Bay’s Dioner Navarro