Dioner Navarro Loses Arbitration Case

TUESDAY: ESPN reports that Navarro lost his case and will earn $2.1MM in ’09.  No hard feelings, says his agent.

MONDAY: According to the Associated Press, via ESPN.com, the Rays and catcher Dioner Navarro went to a salary arbitration hearing on Monday.

Navarro asked for $2.5MM and the club offered $2.1MM back when figures were due.  Three arbitrators will decide which number he recieves on Tuesday.  Navarro is the second MLB player to have a hearing this year, following Nationals pitcher Shawn Hill, who won his hearing over the weekend.

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