|Chien-Ming Wang, Brian Fuentes, Jose Valverde go to salary arbitration|
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|Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:32|
Relievers Brian Fuentes of Colorado and Jose Valverde of Houston also went to arbitration.
Wang, a 19-game winner in each of the last two seasons, was eligible for arbitration for the first time and asked for a raise from $489,500 to $4.6 million. New York countered at $4 million in a case heard by arbitrators Stephen Goldberg, Jack Clarke and Christine Knowlton.
Fuentes, who saved 20 games as the Rockies advanced to the playoffs, requested an increase from $3,525,000 to $6.5 million. Colorado argued arbitrators Robert Bailey, Dan Brent and Elliott Shriftman should award him $5.05 million.
Valverde, acquired by the Astros from Arizona in an offseason trade, asked Knowlton, Goldberg and Sylvia Skratek for a raise from $2 million to $6.2 million. Houston filed at $4.7 million.