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Odorizzi prevails in arbitration case

MLB.com @wwchastain

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- For a second consecutive year, Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi went to arbitration with the Rays and was rewarded.

Odorizzi, whose hearing took place Monday, was awarded what he sought: a $6.35-million contract to play the 2018 season. The Rays were offering $6.05 million.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- For a second consecutive year, Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi went to arbitration with the Rays and was rewarded.

Odorizzi, whose hearing took place Monday, was awarded what he sought: a $6.35-million contract to play the 2018 season. The Rays were offering $6.05 million.

Odorizzi, who went 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA in 28 starts last season, made $4.1 million in 2017.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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