Cabrera beat Marlins in arbitration

Updated: February 17, 2007, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win in arbitration this year when the Florida Marlins' All-Star third baseman was awarded a $7.4 million salary on Saturday instead of the team's offer of $6.7 million.

Cabrera made $472,000 last year and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He was second in the NL last season with a .339 batting average, and he had 26 homers and 114 RBIs.

The arbitration panel of Howard Block, Stephen Goldberg and Elliott Shriftman made ...

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