ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – 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.