The San Francisco Giants and closer Sergio Romo are headed to arbitration after failing to reach an agreement before the deadline on Friday.
CBS Sports reports that Romo filed for $4.5 million, while the Giants filed for $2.675 million. The arbitrators will pick a number at a hearing between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20, but it is possible for the two sides to meet in the middle and still avoid arbitration entirely.
Romo, the Giants’ closer, was 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA in the regular season with 14 saves.
He was caught in the midst of some legal trouble this off-sesaon, when he was detained at the Las Vegas Airport for being drunk and acting “aggressive” towards a police officer.
Besides Romo, the Giants have yet to reach an agreement with Joaquin Arias, their other arbitration-eligible player.
The Giants signed one-year deals with Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco, and Buster Posey earlier on Friday.