ATLANTA ( Associated Press) — Pitcher Max Fried won a salary arbitration case against the World Series champion Atlanta Braves and received his $6.85 million request instead of the team’s $6.6 million offer.
Walt de Treux, Robert Herman and John Woods made their decision on Wednesday, the day after hearing the arguments.
Teams have advantage in decisions 9-4. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is the only player scheduled for a hearing later this week. He is asking for $21 million and the team is offering $17 million.
Freed became the second Braves player to win, joining shortstop Dansby Swanson ($10 million).
Outfielder Adam Duvall ($9,275,000), third baseman Austin Riley ($3.95 million), and injured reliever Luke Jackson ($3.6 million) all lost their hearings.
Fried, a 28-year-old lefty, was 14-7 with a 3.04 ERA last year and 2-2 in the playoffs. After losing Game 2 of the World Series against Houston, Freed threw in six close innings in Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995. Fried made $3.5 million last year and is eligible for free rein after the 2024 season.
Fried is 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA this season. No statistics or evidence after March 1 is allowed other than a comparison of contracts and salaries, the time set when Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on a deal that ended the lockout.
Seattle second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier ($8 million) and Kansas City outfielder Andrew Benintendi ($8.5 million) also won.
Also lost were St. Louis outfielder Tyler O’Neal ($3.4 million), Kansas City infielder Nicky Lopez ($2.55 million), Miami right-hander Pablo Lopez and catcher Jacob Stallings (both $2.45 million). dollars), Milwaukee right-hander Adrian Houser ($2,425,000). ) and Cincinnati pitcher Lucas Sims ($1.2 million).
Arbitration hearings are normally held during the first three weeks of February but have been postponed due to the lockout.
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