The arbitration panel deciding the Washington Natonals/John Lannan case has ruled in favor of the team, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Lannan had requested $5.7 million, but the team offered and now only has to pay $5 million.
The Nationals have now signed all of their arbitration-eligible players.
Twitter / @AdamKilgoreWP: The arbitration panel rule ...
The arbitration panel ruled in the Nats' favor in John Lannan's arbitration case. He'll make $5 million, not $5.7 million, in 2012.
Nationals, John Lannan Have Arbitration Hearing, Decision To Come Thursday - MLB Daily Dish
Lannan, 27, arguably finished a career year last season with the Nationals. The southpaw posted a career best 3.70 ERA 184 2/3 innings of work (33 starts) along with a 5.2 K/9, 3.7 BB/9 and 54.1 groundball rate. The 27-year-old generated a career best 7.6% whiff rate, which certainly helped him bounce back from a poor 2010 campaign.