Ross Ohlendorf gets big pay raise

Updated: February 9, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first salary arbitration hearing this year, even after going 1-11 last season.

Ohlendorf was awarded a raise from $439,000 to $2,025,000 Wednesday by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Fredric Horowitz and Robert Herzog, who heard the case a day earlier. The Pirates had argued he should be paid $1.4 million.

The 28-year-old right-hander had a 4.07 ERA in 21 starts for Pittsburgh last year, and his record on ...

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