Shortstop Dansby Swanson, Braves go to salary arbitration
ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves, asking for a raise to $6.7 million rather than the team’s $6 million offer.
Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Walt De Treaux, Robert Herman heard the case, and a decision is expected Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Swanson hit .274 with 10 homers and 35 RBIs last season in an NL-high 237 at-bats.
He earned $1,666,667 in prorated pay from a $3.15 million salary. Atlanta lost its case last week against pitcher Mike Soroka, who will earn $2.8 million rather than the team’s $2.1 million offer.
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