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Washington wins arbitration hearing against Lopez

Updated: February 14, 2008, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Washington Nationals won their salary arbitration case against Felipe Lopez, who will make $4.9 million this season under a decision released Thursday.

The infielder had asked for $5.2 million in a hearing Wednesday before arbitrators Christine Knowlton, Elliott Shriftman and Steven Wolf.

Lopez made $3.9 million last season, when he hit .245 with nine homers, 50 RBIs and 24 steals.

The case was baseball's first of the year. Washington split its two ...

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