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Brewers’ Corbin Burnes relationship with team ‘definitely hurt’ after talks in arbitration hearing

Feb 17, 2023

Discussions during the arbitration hearing between All-Star Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers seemed to have damaged relations – at least on the pitcher's side.

Burnes was on the losing end of the salary arbitration case against the Brewers. As a result the team's best pitcher is set to earn $10.1 million this season, instead of the $10.75 million salary he was pushing for.

However, during the process the right-hander revealed that the words the team used during the proceedings left him feeling disrespected.

The 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner attended his case and came away with feelings that were far from pleasant.

"Obviously, it’s tough to hear. It’s tough to take. They’re trying to do what they can to win a hearing," Burnes told reporters at spring training in Phoenix. "There’s no denying that the relationship is definitely hurt from what (transpired) over the last couple weeks. There's really no way of getting around that.".

Source: Fox News

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