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Braves beat shortstop Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, right, celebrates with Ozzie Albies (1) after scoring during...
Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, right, celebrates with Ozzie Albies (1) after scoring during the fifth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo, Charlie Riedel) (KY3)
Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 7:38 PM EST
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(AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration, and the shortstop will earn $6 million rather than his request for $6.7 million. Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Walt De Treaux, Robert Herman made the decision, a day after hearing arguments.

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.

Teams have won four of seven cases, with Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and San Francisco second baseman Donovan Solano remaining scheduled for hearings this week.

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