Marlins beat Gregg in arbitration
PHOENIX -- Baseball teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration Tuesday when the Washington Nationals beat pitcher John Patterson and the Florida Marlins defeated reliever Kevin Gregg.
Patterson was awarded $850,000 by arbitrators Elliott Shriftman, Dan Brent and Stephen Goldberg, who heard the case Monday, less than half the $1.85 million he asked for. Patterson was 1-2 with a 4.43 ERA in eight starts last year before season-ending surgery on his pitching arm. He made $450,000.
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