Brad Bergesen, Orioles In Arbitration Hearings Today

Thanks for letting us know the details, AP:

Right-hander Brad Bergesen and the Baltimore Orioles have argued their cases in salary arbitration.

Bergesen asked for a raise from $434,000 to $1.2 million during Wednesday’s hearing, and the Orioles argued he should be paid $800,000.

A decision by arbitrators Robert Herzog, Mark Burstein and Elizabeth Neumeier is expected Thursday.

Bergesen was 2-7 with a 5.70 ERA in 12 starts and 22 relief appearances last season.

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones remains in arbitration.

$800,000 seems fair for Bergesen, given that he tends to struggle when in the rotation and is certainly a better fit in the pen, as well as the fact that he is still relatively young. I’m not sure if he’ll be winning this hearing, to be honest. Adam Jones has a much better chance of winning his.

Since that’s pretty much all the Orioles news that has happened today, I’m going to go back to being a nerd and working on this until something else happens.

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