February 20, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pitcher Mike Minor has won his salary arbitration case against the Atlanta Braves, leaving players and teams tied at six wins apiece with two hearings remaining.

Minor was awarded a raise from $3.85 million to his $5.6 million request, rather than the Braves' $5.1 million offer. Mark Burstein, Gil Vernon and Dan Brent announced their decision Friday, a day after hearing arguments.

The 27-year-old left-hander was 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA in 25 starts last year, when he missed the first month of the season because of shoulder soreness. He went 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA in 2013.

This year has seen the most hearings since teams went 8-6 in 2001. Baltimore outfielder Alejandro de Aza and Seattle right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen remained scheduled for hearings.

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