Rays Win B.J. Upton Arbitration Case

The Rays have won in their arbitration case over B.J. Upton, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.  The 25-year-old will make $3MM in 2010 rather than the $3.3MM he was seeking.

Upton had a down year offensively in 2009, hitting .241/.313/.373 with 11 HRs.  The center fielder's glove was still strong however, as he posted a UZR/150 of 11.8.

With this decision going in their favor, the Rays are now an unblemished 5-0 in arbitration cases, 4-0 under executive VP Andrew Friedman.


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