Wang, Fuentes, Valverde have arbitration hearings

Updated: February 14, 2008, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chien-Ming Wang went to an arbitration hearing Thursday, the first for the New York Yankees since the team won its case against Mariano Rivera in 2000.

Relievers Brian Fuentes of Colorado and Jose Valverde of Houston also went to arbitration.

Washington defeated infielder Felipe Lopez in the first case decided this year when the infielder was awarded $4.9 million rather than the $5.2 million he asked for. Lopez made $3.9 million last year, when he hit .245 with ...

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