White Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez won his arbitration case today. He’ll receive a $2.35 million salary for the 2018 season. Chicago’s front office filed at $2.1 million, so they went to the mattresses, hiring attorneys and everything, over a couple hundred grand.
Whatever, it’s their money.
Sanchez, 25, hit .267/.319/.413 with 12 home runs and eight stolen bases in 141 games last season. He’s a Super Two qualifier, which means that he gets four rounds of arbitration instead of the usual three, so he’ll either go through this process three more times, sign a long term deal to avoid the process or, at some point, get non-tendered by the Chisox and become a free agent. Guess it all depends on whether he maintains the strong step forward he took in 2017 or regresses to the meh numbers he showed in his first few seasons in the bigs.
Good luck in 2018, Yolmer.