The 142 players who filed for salary arbitration earlier in the offseason have agreed to terms on 2012 contracts, which means the arbitration season is officially over. Most players avoided hearings with one-year deals, 17 signed extensions, and seven went to arbitration hearings. As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, teams out-performed players this month, winning five of seven hearings. The details for the five MLB wins:
- The Brewers beat Jose Veras, who will earn $2MM in 2012. Veras is represented by Bryce Dixon.
- The Nationals beat John Lannan, who will earn $5MM in 2012. Lannan is represented by Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA Sports.
- The Orioles beat Brad Bergesen, who will earn $800K in 2012. Bergesen is represented by Paragon Sports International.
- The Pirates beat Garrett Jones, who will earn $2.25MM in 2012. Jones is represented by SFX.
- The Rays beat Jeff Niemann, who will earn $2.75MM in 2012. Niemann is represented by Hendricks Sports.
Players won two cases, both of which were against the Marlins:
- Emilio Bonifacio, a WMG client, will earn $2.2MM in 2012.
- Anibal Sanchez, a Gene Mato client, will earn $8MM in 2012.
Players won two of three hearings in 2011, as MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows.