ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross has gone to salary arbitration, asking for US$4.45 million rather than the team's offer of $4.2 million.
Arbitrators James Oldham, Margaret Brogan and Howard Edelman are expected to issue a decision Tuesday, a day after hearing arguments.
Ross hit .290 with 24 homers and 90 RBIs last season, when he made $2.3 million.
Players and owners have split the two decisions this far, with Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart winning ($4.8 million) and Tampa Bay outfielder B.J. Upton losing ($3 million).
Three hearings equals the record-tying low total of cases that went to arbitrators last year, when Florida's Dan Uggla and Washington's Shawn Hill won and Tampa Bay's Dioner Navarro lost.