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Mathis wins in arbitration, Burnett loses

Updated: February 19, 2010, 2:04 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Catcher Jeff Mathis defeated the Los Angeles Angels in salary arbitration and reliever Sean Burnett lost to the Washington Nationals.

Mathis was given a raise from $450,000 to $1.3 million on Friday by arbitrators Elliott Shiftman, Steven Wolf and Margaret Brogan, who heard the case a day earlier in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Angels had argued that he should be paid $700,000.

Mathis, who shares the Angels' catching job in a platoon with Mike Napoli, hit .211 with five homers ...

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