Several weeks have passed since arbitration salary figures were exchanged.
Several players and teams were able to reach agreements on deals for the 2023 season.
However, there were those that were not able to agree on salaries for this season, thus potentially setting the stage for arbitration hearings.
Fortunately, left-hander Jesus Luzardo and the Miami Marlins have finally settled their case.
The Marlins had filed for arbitration at $2.1 million, but Luzardo won his case by earning $2.45 million.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com was the first to report the news of the young left-hander winning his arbitration case against the Marlins and receiving his desired salary.
Jesús Luzardo has won his arbitration hearing against the Marlins, per source. He will earn $2.45M in 2023; the club had filed at $2.1M. Luzardo is a client of MVP Sports Group.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 3, 2023
This comes just one day after the newly-acquired Luis Arraez won his case against the Marlins.
Of course, the Minnesota Twins, who acquired Pablo Lopez in the trade that sent Arraez to Miami, had transferred the case over to Miami.
But Luzardo is now the second Marlins player in as many days to win his case.
The left-hander started 18 games for the Marlins in 2022, going 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA in 100.1 innings of work.
He also struck out 120 batters during the regular season.
Luzardo is widely considered one of the Marlins’ best young arms in an already stacked starting rotation, one that features Sandy Alcantara, Johnny Cueto, Trevor Rogers, and Edward Cabrera.
The 25-year-old came up to the big leagues in 2019 with the Oakland Athletics and was acquired by the Marlins in exchange for Starling Marte at the 2021 trade deadline.
He’ll look to build off of his 2022 success and become a mainstay in the Marlins rotation.NEXT: Luis Arraez Wins An Important Battle