Outfielder Garrett Jones has lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the final salary arbitration of the year.
Jones had asked a three-person arbitration panel for a $2.5 million salary this year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates argued that instead, he should be paid $2.25 million.
Arbitrators Margaret Brogan, Dan Brent and Matt Goldberg are expected to made a decision Thursday, just a day after they heard the arguments from both sides.
Jones hit a pittsburgh career low, .243 but did have 30 doubles, 16 homers and 58 RBIs last year, when he made $455,500. He played 90 games in right field and 34 at first base.
Owners finished 5-2 in decisions this year.
Pirates third baseman Casey McGehee, who had been the last player scheduled for a hearing, agreed to a one-year deal for $2,537,500—the midpoint between his request for $2,725,000 and the team’s $2.35 million offer.
McGehee hit .223 with 13 homers and 67 RBIs last season for the Milwaukee Brewers, who traded him to Pittsburgh on Dec. 12 for reliever Jose Veras.