Brewers, Jose Vargas enter arbitration
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Milwaukee reliever Jose Veras has become just the second Brewers player to go to arbitration in 14 years.
Veras asked a three-person panel Monday for a raise from $1.35 million to $2,375,000. Milwaukee argued he should be paid $2 million.
A decision by arbitrators Dan Brent, Marlene Gold and John Sands is expected Tuesday.
Veras was 2-4 with a 3.80 ERA in a career-high 79 appearances last season for Pittsburgh. The right-hander, who also has played for the Yankees, Cleveland and Florida, was obtained on Dec. 12 for third baseman Casey McGehee.
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