ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Salary arbitration was yet another loss for Shelby Miller.
The Arizona Diamondbacks won their salary arbitration case against the pitcher, who will be paid $4.7 million this year instead of his $5.1 million request. Arbitrators Andrew Strongin, James Oldham and Philip LaPorte made their decision Friday, a day after hearing arguments.
Miller, a 26-year-old right-hander, went 3-12 with a 6.15 ERA in 20 starts last year and made $4.35 million.
He was acquired from Atlanta along with minor league pitcher Gabe Speier in a December 2015 trade that sent Dansby Swanson -- the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2015 -- to the Braves along with outfielder Ender Inciarte and pitcher Aaron Blair. Miller was demoted to the minor leagues in July during the All-Star break, made eight starts for Triple-A Reno and returned Aug. 31.