Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez had his arbitration hearing today, the Associated Press reports (via ESPN.com). Sanchez asked for $8MM, while the Marlins countered with $6.9MM. Arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, James Oldham and Gil Vernon and are expected to reach a decision by Saturday.
As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, Sanchez and Emilio Bonifacio are the team's two unsigned arbitration eligible players. Sanchez is entering his final season as an arbitration eligible player after earning $3.7MM in 2011. Earlier in the week I previewed a possible extension between him and the Marlins.