Will Yoder
Monday February 6th, 2012

Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has defeated the Miami Marlins in arbitration this morning, according to the Miami Herald.

The Marlins, who have been in no way thrifty this most recent offseason, will now pay Sanchez a salary next season of $8 million. The ruling was decided by a three-member panel of arbitrators who determined that he was worth more than the $6.9 million the Marlins had offered.

It is not believed that the team will attempt to sign Sanchez to a long-term extension moving forward. The 27-year-old is set to become a free-agent following this season. Last year in 32 starts for the Marlins he posted an 8-9 record with a 3.68 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 196.1 innings pitched.

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