Pederson loses in salary arbitrations, owners now lead 3-0

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PHOENIX (AP)The Los Angeles Dodgers beat outfielder Joc Pederson in salary arbitration, giving teams a 3-0 record in hearings this year.

Pederson will be paid $7.75 million, while he had sought a raise from $5 million to $9.5 million. The decision Friday came while the Dodgers have been trying to work out a trade to send Pederson to the Angels.

The Dodgers went to their first arbitration case since defeating reliever Joe Beimel in 2007. The hearing was held before Elizabeth Neumeier, Walt De Treux and Howard Edelman.

Pederson hit a career-high 36 home runs last season and improved defensively. The 27-year-old left-handed hitter did not have a homer off a left-handed pitcher.

Earlier this week, Minnesota pitcher Jose Berrios and Atlanta reliever Shane Greene lost their cases.

Thirteen players remain scheduled for hearings, which run through Feb. 21.

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