Angels' Jered Weaver loses arbitration

Updated: February 10, 2011, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Angels have defeated pitcher Jered Weaver in salary arbitration.

The pitcher will get a raise from $4,265,000 to $7,365,000 instead of his request for $8.8 million.

Arbitrators Margaret Brogan, James Oldham and Robert Herzog made the decision Thursday, a day after hearing arguments.

The 28-year-old right-hander was 13-12 with a 3.01 ERA in 34 starts for the Angels last season and led the major leagues with 233 strikeouts. His record was down from 16-8 in 2009, but his ERA improved from 3.75.

Players and owners have split the two decisions thus far this winter. Pittsburgh pitcher Ross Ohlendorf won Wednesday despite going 1-11 last season.

Eight players remain in arbitration, with hearings scheduled through Feb. 18. Outfielders Josh Hamilton of Texas and Luke Scott of Baltimore settled their cases Thursday.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

MORE MLB HEADLINES