MIAMI — TheIn the case regarding salary arbitration, they won The veteran catcher will not be asked for $3.1 million, but $2.45million this season.
The decision was 9-3 in favor of the teams, with only two cases left to be heard next week.outfielder And left-hander .
Fredric Horowitz, Gary Klendellen, and Richard McNeill made the decision to support Stallings, just a day after hearing arguments.
Stallings, who was traded to Miami last December, reached.246 for the year.With career highs of eight homers as well as 53 RBIs, he earned $1.3 million. He came in Saturday with a.199 rating, two homers, and 21 RBIs.
Stallings was enthusiastic about the offseason trading and agreed to join the Marlins (who were 28-34 years old before he took on the role).Saturday
Stallings stated after the deal, “I never thought I would be (the centerpiece of a trade), even today.” Although I've heard it before, I believe Derek Jeter said it in his Hall of Fame speech. He stated that when you are playing, your main concern is keeping a job and getting another job. That's what has been my main focus.
“Just trying my best to keep my job, get in the big leagues, and reach all of my potential. I also want to be better and more successful. That's my main focus, and it has been all my life.
Other than salary and contract comparisons, statistics or evidence beyond March 1 cannot be used. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association reached an agreement on the timing of the end of the lockout.
Atlanta outfielder lost in earlier decisionsBraves third baseman (9,275,000), ($3.95 Million), Atlanta reliefr ($3.6 Million), St. Louis outfielder Kansas City Infielder ($3.4 Million) ($2.55 million), Miami right-hander ($2.45 million), Milwaukee right-hander ($2,425,000) and Cincinnati pitcher ($1.2 million).
Winning were Atlanta shortstop($10 million), Seattle outfielder/second baseman ($8 million) Kansas City outfielder ($8.5 million).
Arbitration hearings are normally held within the first three week of February. However, the lockout delayed them.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.