Bruney, Nationals go to arbitration hearing

BY foxsports • February 16, 2010

Washington Nationals reliever Brian Bruney has asked an arbitration panel for a raise from $1.25 million to $1.85 million.

The team argued during Tuesday's hearing that he should be paid $1.5 million. A decision by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Sylvia Skratek and Dan Brent is expected Wednesday, when Bruney turns 28.

Washington acquired the right-hander from the New York Yankees on Dec. 7 for a player to be named, outfielder Jamie Hoffmann, whom the Nationals selected with the first pick of the winter meeting draft.

Bruney was 5-0 with a 3.92 ERA in 44 regular-season appearances last season.

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