Ross hearing set for Feb. 15
Cody Ross will find out his salary for the 2010 season on Feb. 15.
That’s when the Marlins outfielder will have his arbitration hearing in St. Petersburg, Fla.
In his second year eligible for arbitration, Ross and the Marlins were unable to reach agreement on a one-year deal by the Jan. 19 deadline to exchange contract figures. Team policy is if no agreement is struck by the deadline, then the matter would head to a hearing.
The three arbitrators will listen to arguments from both sides, and pick either the $4.45 million Ross is seeking, or the Marlins counter offer of $4.2 million.
Marlins pitchers and catchers begin workouts for the start of Spring Training on Feb. 19. So Ross’ contract will be decided before camp begins. However, because he is not yet signed, it is doubtful Ross will participate in the upcoming Marlins caravan or FanFest, which is set for Feb. 13.
– Joe Frisaro