NEW YORK —infielder His salary arbitration case against the Royals was lost on Friday. He will now get $2.55 Million instead of his $2.9M request. This decision clinched management's third straight win record.
Teams lead 8-3 with three cases pending.outfielder , left-her and Catcher . Hearings will continue through the week.
Melinda Gordon and Scott Buccheit made the Lopez case decision Friday, one day after hearing arguments.
Lopez's career highs included a.300 team average and 22 stolen bases in 23 opportunities last season. He also had two homers, 43 RBI and a.300 batting average. He was eligible for arbitration and earned $597,000. The 27-year-old second baseman and shortstop is hitting.214 this year with five RBIs and four steals.
Except for contract and salary comparisons, no statistics or evidence after March 1 is admissible. Major League Baseball and players' associations reached an agreement that ended the lockout.
In earlier decisions, Atlanta outfielderBraves' third baseman (9,275,000), ($3.95M), Atlanta injured reliever ($3.6 million), outfielder ($3.4 million), Miami right-hander ($2.45 million), right-hander ($2,425,000) The pitcher Their cases were dismissed for $1.2 million.
Atlanta shortstop($10 million), second baseman/outfielder ($8 million) and Kansas City outfielder ($8.5 million) won.
Arbitration hearings are usually held in the first three weeks February, but were delayed due to the lockout.