Austin Riley Arbitration Case Decision Revealed

A decision in Austin Riley's arbitration case with the Atlanta Braves has been revealed.
A decision in Austin Riley's arbitration case with the Atlanta Braves has been revealed. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves are scheduled for arbitration salary hearings with four key members from their 2022 World Series Champion roster. Austin Riley was the first player to hear a final decision on his 2022 salary, as reported on Wednesday.

Austin Riley Arbitration

The Braves won this first arbitration hearing. Fresh off a breakout campaign, and World Series Championship, Riley filed for $4.2 million. The Braves won this case, meaning Riley will earn $3.95 million this season.

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There was some intrigue given the franchise and Riley opted for an official arbitration hearing over their $250,000 gap in initial figures. Either way, this was Riley's first arbitration hearing. The 25-year-old slugger is eligible for three more arbitration periods before hitting unrestricted free agency after the 2025 campaign.

Riley hasn't been quite as productive in 2022 as he was in his 2021 breakout season, but he leads the Braves in both home runs (7) and runs scored (16) while his 14 RBI are just 1 behind Travis d'Arnaud for the team lead.

The Braves will also hold official arbitration hearings with Adam Duvall, Max Fried and Dansby Swanson.

Atlanta looks to bounce back from a loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The two sides meet again Wednesday. The Braves enter this matchup as -126 moneyline favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB Odds.

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