Cleveland Indians outfielder Brett Butler won his arbitration case Thursday, but New York Mets right-hander Ron Darling and Texas Rangers outfielder Gary Ward were losers.
The player seeking the highest salary, Boston third baseman Wade Boggs, was scheduled for a hearing today. He wants $1.8 million, while the Red Sox are offering $1.3 million.
The latest results gave the clubs 17 victories in the arbitration hearings. The players have won 15, including Thursday's decision in favor of Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser.
Butler, who went to arbitration Wednesday, was Cleveland's last unsigned player. He was awarded his $850,000 request; the Indians had offered $600,000.