Phils beat Realmuto in arbitration; teams lead players 7-4
UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies won their arbitration case against All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) on Thursday, putting teams ahead of players 7-4 this year and ensuring clubs will finish with a winning record.
Realmuto will get a raise from $6.05 million to $10 million instead of his $12.4 million request.
Arbitrators Gary Kendellen, Jeanne Charles and Richard Bloch made the decision a day after hearing arguments.
Obtained from Miami just before spring training last year, Realmuto hit .275 with