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Ohlendorf, Pirates head to arbitration hearing

Ohlendorf, Pirates head to arbitration hearing

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Ohlendorf, Pirates head to arbitration hearing
PITTSBURGH -- Unable to come to an independent agreement on a 2011 contract, Ross Ohlendorf and the Pirates headed to a hearing Tuesday.

In the first MLB arbitration hearing of the year, both sides presented their case to a three-man panel. Ohlendorf, who made $439,000 last season, is asking for a raise to $2.025 million, while the Pirates are countering with an offer of $1.4 million.

The panel, which consists of Steven Wolf, Fredric Horowitz and Robert Herzog, is expected to announce its decision on the matter Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

This is the first time the Bucs have gone to an arbitration hearing with a player since 2004, when Jack Wilson won his case.

Ohlendorf, 28, is eligible for arbitration as a Super Two player. He went 1-11 with a 4.07 ERA in 21 starts for the Pirates last year, after going 11-10 with a 3.92 ERA in 29 starts in '09. The Pirates acquired Ohlendorf in the 2008 trade that sent Damaso Marte and Xavier Nady to the Yankees.

Teams won five of the eight hearings last year. Twelve more players around the league remain eligible for an arbitration hearing.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and his blog, CastroTurf, and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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