ATLANTA – Pitcher Max Fried became the fifth member of the World Series champion Atlanta Braves to file for salary arbitration, seeking $6.85 million on Tuesday, while the team was seeking $6.6 million.
The decision of Walt de Treux, Robert Herman and John Woods is expected on Wednesday.
Teams have decision advantage 9-3. Outfielder New York Yankees Aaron Judge is the only player still scheduled for the hearing.
Fried, a 28-year-old lefty, was 14-7 with a 3.04 ERA last year and 2-2 in the playoffs. After losing Game 2 of the World Series against Houston, Freed threw in six close innings in Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995. Fried made $3.5 million last year and is eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.
Fried is 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA this season. No statistics or evidence after March 1 is allowed other than a comparison of contracts and salaries, the time set when Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on a deal that ended the lockout.
short stop Dansby Swanson ($10 million) Won case against Braves while outfielder Adam Duvall ($9,275,000), third baseman Austin Riley ($3.95 million) and an injured pitcher Luke Jackson ($3.6 million) lost.
Also lost to a St. Louis outfielder. Tyler O’Neil ($3.4 million), Kansas City infielder Nicky Lopez ($2.55 million), right-hander from Miami Pablo Lopez and catcher Jacob Stallings (both $2.45 million), Milwaukee right-hander Adrian Houser ($2,425,000) and a pitcher from Cincinnati Lucas Sims ($1.2 million).
Arbitration hearings are normally held during the first three weeks of February but have been postponed due to the lockout.