Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins finish hearing

Updated: February 7, 2012, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Shortstop Emilio Bonifacio has completed his salary arbitration hearing against the Miami Marlins, trying to become the second player to defeat the club within a week.

Bonifacio's side argued during Tuesday's hearing that he should be given a raise from $425,000 to $2.2 million, and the Marlins asked that he be paid $1.95 million.

A decision by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Mark Burstein and Sylvia Skratek is expected Wednesday.

Bonifacio hit a team-high .296 last year with five homers, seven triples, 36 RBIs and 40 steals in 51 tries.

Pitcher Anibal Sanchez beat the Marlins in a case decision Monday. Teams won the other two decisions, also against pitchers, with Washington defeating John Lannan and Tampa Bay beating Jeff Niemann.


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