Hunter Renfroe, Angels in 1st arbitration hearing this year
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Outfielder Hunter Renfroe went to salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday in the first case to be argued this year.
Renfroe, who turned 31 on Saturday, requested a raise from $7.65 million to $11.9 million and the Angels asked arbitrators Melinda Gordon, Scott Buchheit and John Stout to pick $11.25 million. Renfroe's hearing was the first in person since 2020, just before the pandemic, and followed two years of Zoom arguments.
A decision will be held and released after later hearings.
Renfroe hit .255 with 29 homers and 72 RBIs for Milwaukee last season, down from a .259 average, 31 homers and 96 RBIs for Boston in 2021. He was acquired by the Angels in November for right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero, and minor league lefty Adam Seminaris.
Twenty-eight additional players are scheduled for hearings through Feb. 17.
Teams have won the majority of decisions for three straight years and lead players 334-251 since salary arbitration started in 1974.
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Updated January 30, 2023