Luke Jackson, an injured reliever, loses a salary arbitration hearing against the Atlanta Braves

NEW YORK — Luke JacksonTommy John surgery left a player sidelined for the entire season. He lost his salary arbitration hearing before the Atlanta BravesThursday

Jackson was offered the $3.6million offer by the team, rather than the $4,000,000 request of Robert Herzog, Richard Bloch, and Scott Buchheit, who were hearing the case the day before.

Jackson, a 30-year-old right-hander had surgery on April 13 for a torn collateral ligament.

Other than salary and contract comparisons and timing when Major League Baseball and players' association reached an agreement to end the lockout, no evidence or statistics from March 1 are admissible.

Jackson was a top setup man for the past two years and saved 18 runs in 2019. He was 2-2 with a career best 1.98 ERA in 71 Games in 2021, which helped the Braves to win their first World Series championship since 1995. He allowed only one hit in 3/3 of innings and had a 0.00 ERA against Houston.

Last year, he earned $1.9million.

The teams lead by 3-2 in the decision making process: Seattle second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier($8 Million) Kansas City outfielder Andrew Benintendi($8.5 million) Atlanta third baseman Austin Riley($3.95 Million) St. Louis outfielder Tyler O'NeillAlso lost: ($3.4 million).

A decision remains pending for Milwaukee right-hander Adrian Houser.

Arbitration hearings are normally held within the first three week of February. However, the lockout delayed them.

Hearings are scheduled for June 24. Hearings are scheduled for Atlanta outfielder Adam DuvallA pitcher Max Fried Dansby SwansonAlong with New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, New York MetsPitcher Chris Bassitt, MinnesotaCatcher Gary Sanchez PhiladelphiaPitcher Zach Eflin.

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