Rodriguez, Astros go to arbitration hearing
Pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has gone to a salary arbitration hearing against the Houston Astros, asking to be paid $7 million this year instead of the team's $5 million offer.
The 31-year-old left-hander was 14-12 last season with a 3.02 ERA, ninth in the NL among qualifiers. He struck out a career high 193, also ninth, and made $2.65 million. His 192 hits allowed also were a career high and 21 homers allowed were one shy of his worst.
Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Elizabeth Neumeier and Fredric Horowitz were expected to issue a decision Thursday, a day after hearing the case.