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Pitcher Andrew Cashner wins arbitration case against Padres, will make $2.4 million in 2014

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner  throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Cashner and the Padres have argued their cases at baseball's first salary arbitration hearing in two years. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Cashner asked for a raise from $500,800 to $2.4 million. The Padres pushed for their figure of $2,275,000 during Friday's, Feb. 7, 2014  session. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Cashner and the Padres have argued their cases at baseball's first salary arbitration hearing in two years. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Cashner asked for a raise from $500,800 to $2.4 million. The Padres pushed for their figure of $2,275,000 during Friday's, Feb. 7, 2014 session. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)  (The Associated Press)

Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has won his arbitration case against the Padres and will make $2.4 million in 2014.

Eligible for the first time, Cashner asked for a raise from $500,800 during the Friday morning session before arbitrators Gil Vernon, Elizabeth Neumeister and Robert Herzog. The Padres pushed for their figure of $2,275,000.

The 27-year-old right-hander was 10-9 with a 3.09 ERA in 26 starts and five relief appearances last year.

Cleveland's Vinnie Pestano, among four Indians left in arbitration, asked arbitrators Matt Irvings, Matt Goldberg and Steven Wolf for a raise from $501,900 to $1.45 million and was offered $975,000.

A right-hander who turns 29 on Feb. 20, Pestano was 1-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 37 relief appearances last year.

Baseball is having its first salary arbitration hearings in two years. Last year was the first time all cases settled without any hearings.