ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Shortstop Emilio Bonifacio has completed his salary arbitration hearing against the Miami Marlins, trying to become the second player to defeat the club within a week.
Bonifacio's side argued during Tuesday's hearing that he should be given a raise from $425,000 to $2.2 million, and the Marlins asked that he be paid $1.95 million.
A decision by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Mark Burstein and Sylvia Skratek is expected Wednesday.
Bonifacio hit a team-high .296 last year with five homers, seven triples, 36 RBIs and 40 steals in 51 tries.
Pitcher Anibal Sanchez beat the Marlins in a case decision Monday. Teams won the other two decisions, also against pitchers, with Washington defeating John Lannan and Tampa Bay beating Jeff Niemann.