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Arbitrator rules against Shawn Chacon

Updated: August 17, 2010, 1:17 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Shawn Chacon's grievance against the Houston Astros has been denied.

The players' association filed the grievance after his contract was terminated two years ago, saying the decision was without just cause.

Arbitrator Shyam Das found that the Astros were within their rights to terminate Chacon's contract without further compensation after he assaulted general manager Ed Wade on June 25, 2008. The team announced the decision Monday.

Chacon had a $2 million salary ...

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