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Salary Arbitration
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 10:45

Wandy RodriguezUnless there is a last minute settlement SP Wandy Rodriguez and the Houston Astros will be in a St. Petersburg, FL salary arbitration hearing room today.

The sides are a considerable distance apart, with Rodriguez seeking $7 million and the Astros  offering  $5 million. Of the starting pitchers within the 4-year service time class, Rodriguez’ $7 million asking figure ranks behind Justin Verlander’s $9.5 million and Felix Hernandez’ $11.5 million, but ahead of Edwin Jackson’s $6.25 million and Josh Johnson’s $5 million asking figures. All four of those pitchers reached multi-year contracts.

Rodriguez went 14-12 in 33 starts last season while posting career highs in innings pitched (205.2), ERA (3.02),  and WHIP (1.240) while giving up 21 HRs, 77 runs, and a career high 192 hits.

We will be updating as soon as the arbitration panel members are set. Look for a detailed analysis of Wandy Rodriguez case on Thursday, should the sides go to hearing today.

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