Several reports have confirmed that Milwaukee has defeated left-handed flamethrower Josh Hader in his arbitration case, where he had filed for a $6.4 million salary for the upcoming season.
Instead, the 25-year-old stud will earn $4.1 million in 2020.
This is a big win for Milwaukee, as they will now boast one of the game's best bullpen hurlers at a comprehensive bargain.
Had Hader won his case, the $6.4 sum that he had filed for would have been a record for a first-time arbitration-eligible reliever. Though his request was audacious, the two-time NL Reliever of the Year obviously feels that he is worth more than the $687,000 he made in 2019.
Hader was spectacular for the Brewers in 2019, completing 37 saves in 44 tries, while logging a 2.62 ERA, 0.806 WHIP, and a staggering 13.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 75.2 frames of work.
Milwaukee was rumored to be shopping Hader this offseason, but ultimately opted to hang on to their young stud. Now that this headache is behind him, the two-time All-Star will look to replicate his dominance in 2020.