Josh Tomlin and Cleveland have argued their salary arbitration case, with the pitcher asking for $975,000 and the Indians arguing for $800,000.

Tomlin, a 29-year-old right-hander, had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in August 2012 and returned to make one big league appearance last season, pitching two scoreless innings at the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 12. He made $501,800 last year.

Tomlin's case was heard Friday by arbitrators John Sands, Dennis Archer and Marlene Gold. A decision is expected Saturday.

Cleveland defeated pitcher Vinnie Pestano last weekend in the Indians' first arbitration hearing since 1991. Indians right-hander Justin Masterson is one of seven players left in arbitration from among the 146 who filed last month, and hearings are scheduled through Feb. 20.