Rays Beat Jeff Niemann In Salary Arbitration

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have defeated pitcher Jeff Niemann in salary arbitration, improving clubs to 2-0 in decisions this year.

Niemann will earn $2.75 million instead of his request for $3.2 million, a three-man panel decided Friday. Arbitrators James Oldham, Howard Edelman and Mark Irvings heard arguments a day earlier.

Tampa Bay improved to 6-0 in arbitration.

Niemann was 11-7 with a 4.06 ERA in 23 starts last season, when he didn’t pitch between May 4 and June 20 because of a strained back. He made $903,000.

In the first decision of the year, Washington pitcher John Lannan lost Thursday and will make $5 million rather than his request for $5.7 million.

Marlins pitcher Anibal Sanchez asked a panel for $8 million Friday, with the team arguing for $6.9 million.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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