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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Angels' Jered Weaver loses arbitration

Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Angels have defeated pitcher Jered Weaver in salary arbitration.

The pitcher will get a raise from $4,265,000 to $7,365,000 instead of his request for $8.8 million.

Arbitrators Margaret Brogan, James Oldham and Robert Herzog made the decision Thursday, a day after hearing arguments.

The 28-year-old right-hander was 13-12 with a 3.01 ERA in 34 starts for the Angels last season and led the major leagues with 233 strikeouts. His record was down from 16-8 in 2009, but his ERA improved from 3.75.

Players and owners have split the two decisions thus far this winter. Pittsburgh pitcher Ross Ohlendorf won Wednesday despite going 1-11 last season.

Eight players remain in arbitration, with hearings scheduled through Feb. 18. Outfielders Josh Hamilton of Texas and Luke Scott of Baltimore settled their cases Thursday.