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Yolmer Sanchez beats White Sox in salary arbitration

February 7, 2018

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Chicago White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez (5) tries to make a play on the ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Cincinnati Reds won their salary arbitration case against infielder Eugenio Suarez, and Chicago White Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez became the latest player to go to a hearing. Sanchez asked for a raise from $546,000 to $2.35 million, and Chicago argued he should be paid $2.1 million, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Marton)

PHOENIX (AP) — Infielder Yolmer Sanchez beat the Chicago White Sox in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $546,000 to $2.35 million rather than the team’s $2.1 million offer.

Sanchez set career bests last year with a .267 average, 12 homers and 59 RBIs and .319 on-base percentage. He appeared in 78 games at second, 52 at third, four and shortstop and one in right field.

Arbitrators Robert Herzog, Sylvia Skratek and Walt De Treux made the decision Wednesday, a day after hearing arguments.

Players have a 6-3 advantage over teams in decisions this year.

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