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Brewers defeat Jose Veras in arbitration hearing

Feb 14, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

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Milwaukee beat Jose Veras in an arbitration hearing held yesterday, meaning the reliever will earn $2 million this season rather than the $2.375 million he requested.

Considering the small gap in submissions it’s odd that the two sides couldn’t come to a pre-hearing compromise, but instead the Brewers made their case to a three-person panel for why he wasn’t worth the money before Veras has even thrown a pitch for them.

Acquired from the Pirates for Casey McGehee in mid-December, the 31-year-old right-hander logged a career-high 71 innings with a 3.80 ERA and 79/34 K/BB ratio last season. He’ll fill a setup role for the Brewers and Veras will be under team control again in 2013 via arbitration.

  1. aleskel - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    well, the good news for the Brewers is that they won in arbitration, the bad news is, now they have Jose Veras

  2. Francisco (FC) - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Man, Jose Veras hasn’t thrown a pitch yet and ALREADY has an L.

  3. metalhead65 - Feb 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    sure hope he is able to suck it up and get over the pain and humilation of losing his case and being forced to “only” earn 2 million dollars instead of what he was asking for.

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