Rockies beat Kim in first arbitration case of year
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Colorado Rockies defeated Sunny Kim on Thursday in the first salary arbitration case of the year, and the pitcher will earn $600,000 rather than the $800,000 he had asked for.
The decision was made by arbitrators Stephen Goldberg, Gil Vernon and John Sands, who heard the case Wednesday.
A 28-year-old right-hander, Kim went 6-3 with a 4.90 ERA in 10 starts and 14 relief appearances last year for the Washington Nationals and the Rockies. Colorado claimed him off waivers on Aug. 5.
Kim made the $316,000 minimum last year.
Torrealba hit .234 with three homers and 15 RBI in 76 games with San Francisco and Seattle last season. He can earn up to $150,000 in bonuses based on starts as a catcher and plate appearances, getting the full amount with 115 starts at catcher and 425 plate appearances.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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