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Nationals beat Lannan in arbitration

The Washington Nationals have reportedly won their salary arbitration case against pitcher John Lannan.

According to the Washington Times, Lannan will earn the team's offer of $5 million for 2012 instead of the $5.7 million he had requested. It was baseball's first arbitration decision of the year.

Lannan led Washington in wins last season, posting a 10-13 record with a 3.70 earned run average in 33 starts.

The 27-year-old lefty owns a career mark of 38-51 with a 4.00 ERA in 128 starts. He has made at least 25 starts in each of the past four seasons after coming up for six games in 2007.