John Lannan, Nationals in arbitration

Updated: February 1, 2012, 2:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Pitcher John Lannan and the Washington Nationals have argued baseball's first salary arbitration case of the year.

The left-hander asked for a raise from $2.75 million to $5.7 million during a hearing Wednesday before a three-person panel. The Nationals argued he should be paid $5 million.

A decision by arbitrators Robert Herzog, Elizabeth Neumeier and John Skonier is expected Thursday.

Lannan was 10-13 with a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts last season.

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