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Cody Ross beats Marlins in salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Cody Ross has beaten the Florida Marlins in salary arbitration and will make $4.45 million rather than the team's offer of $4.2 million.

Arbitrators James Oldham, Margaret Brogan and Howard Edelman made the 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 lead owners 2-1 in cases decided thus far, with Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart winning $4.8 million. Tampa Bay outfielder B.J. Upton lost and will get $3 million.