According to the Associated Press, via ESPN.com, the Nationals’ Shawn Hill became the first player in the major leagues to go to a salary arbitration hearing this year.
He asked a panel Friday for $775K while the club offered him $500K. A decision will be made on one of the two figures sometime this weekend. Hill, 27, was 1-5 with a 5.83 ERA in 12 starts last season. He hit the disabled list on June 25 with a sore right elbow and finally underwent surgery to repair the issue on September 5.