Jansen, 5 other Dodgers file for arbitration

Jansen, 5 other Dodgers file for arbitration

LOS ANGELES -- Closer Kenley Jansen, who earned $7.425 million last year, leads a group of six unsigned Dodgers who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday.

Also eligible (with last year's salaries) are Luis Avilan ($530,000), Yasmani Grandal ($693,000), Chris Hatcher ($522,500), Justin Turner ($2.5 million) and Scott Van Slyke ($522,500).

Binding salary figures are to be exchanged on Friday, and under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman the Dodgers have warned players they will go to a hearing beginning Feb. 1 on any case not settled by that deadline. No Dodgers went to a hearing last year, Friedman's first with the organization.

The Dodgers previously were willing to negotiate up to the hearing, after which an arbitration panel selects one figure or the other as the player's salary.

Since the inception of salary arbitration 40 years ago, the Dodgers are 14-6 in cases decided by a hearing and 6-1 in their last seven cases dating to 1991. That includes the most recent wins over Joe Beimel in 2007 and Eric Gagne in 2004.

The last player to win a hearing against the Dodgers was Terry Adams in 2001. The club's first arbitration case was in 1975, when Ron Cey was awarded a salary of $56,000 instead of the club's submission of $47,000.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.