Mets’ Davis, O’s Santander lose arbitration, Rays’ Choi wins

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets defeated third baseman and outfielder J.D. Davis, the Baltimore Orioles beat outfielder Anthony Santander and first baseman Ji-Man Choi defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the first three of 13 scheduled salary arbitration cases this month. Davis will receive $2.1 million rather than his $2,475,000 request. Santander will get a raise to $2.1 million rather than his $2,475,000 request. Choi will receive a raise to $2.45 million instead of the Rays’ $1.85 million offer. Because of the pandemic, hearings are being conducted by Zoom for the first time rather than in person.