It started with 142 players, and now it’s down to four. Today, a panel of arbitrators comprised of Dan Brent, Marlene Gold, and John Sands ruled in favor of the Milwaukee Brewers over reliever Jose Veras. Veras went 2-4 over 71 IP in 79 games last season with the Pirates. He had a 3.80 ERA and a 1.239 WHIP. He was acquired by the Brewers in a trade on Dec. 12 for third baseman Casey McGehee, who remains one of the four players left in salary arbitration. Veras will earn the Brewers’ offering figure of $2 million. He had been seeking $2.375 million. While Veras “lost” it is a relative matter. He earned $550,000 last season and is therefore getting a raise of $1.45 million, or a 264% increase in salary.
Salary arbitration hearings end no later than Feb. 21 and are taking place in St. Petersburg, FL. The four players left in salary arbitration are:
Adam Jones (OF) – Orioles – Hearing scheduled for Fri, Feb. 17
Alexi Casilla (2B) – Twins (??)
Garrett Jones (OF) – P...