Birds win arbitration hearing against Bergesen

Birds win arbitration hearing against Bergesen

Birds win arbitration hearing against Bergesen
The Orioles on Thursday prevailed in an arbitration hearing with right-hander Brad Bergesen.

Bergesen, who went 2-7 with a 5.70 ERA in 101 innings, will be paid $800,000 in 2012 rather than the $1.2 million he sought.

Clubs have won three of five arbitration cases so far this winter. All hearings are held in St. Petersburg, Fla.

A swingman in 2011, Bergesen struck out 61 batters and walked 32.

The Orioles may go to another arbitration hearing if a deal can't be reached with outfielder Adam Jones, who's requesting $7.4 million. The team has offered $5 million. The date of that potential hearing is Feb. 17, according to MASN.

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.