Big names sign deals ahead of arbitration deadline

Harper, Arenado, Britton, Keuchel among those to agree to contracts

Big names sign deals ahead of arbitration deadline

The deadline for arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures with their teams was Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

For any case that eventually goes to a hearing in February, a panel of arbitrators will decide between the two figures. Whichever is picked will be that player's salary for the 2017 season.

The deadline resulted in a flurry of agreements between clubs and its arbitration-eligible players. For players and owners who do not reach a deal by the deadline and end up exchanging salary figures, it doesn't mean a hearing will happen. The two sides still can negotiate a deal -- for one year or longer -- right up until the time of the hearing. Most work out something before then.

Some clubs employ what's called a "File and Trial" strategy, treating today's deadline as a hard one. These clubs cut off negotiations at that point, at least in regard to one-year agreements.

Generally, players gain arbitration eligibility after logging three years of Major League service time. They then go through the process for three years, until reaching free agency after six years of service. A select group of "Super Two" players who meet certain criteria gain eligibility after two-plus years of service and then have arbitration rights for four years.

Here are the players who so far have avoided arbitration by agreeing to contracts. All are for one year unless otherwise noted.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

ANGELS
• SS Danny Espinosa (third year): $5.425 million. More >
• OF Kole Calhoun (first year): $6.35 million. More >

ASTROS
• LHP Dallas Keuchel (second year): $9.15 million. More >
• OF Jake Marisnick (first year): $1.1 million. More >
• OF George Springer (first year): $3.9 million. More >

ATHLETICS
• RHP Sonny Gray (first year): $3.575 million. More >
• C Stephen Vogt (first year). More >
• RHP Liam Hendriks (first year). More >

BLUE JAYS
• INF Darwin Barney (third year): $2.8875 million. More >
• OF Ezequiel Carrera (first year): $1.1625 million. More >

INDIANS
• RHP Trevor Bauer (first year*): $3.55 million. More >
• RHP Dan Otero (first year): $1.055 million. More >
• RHP Zach McAllister (second year): $1.825 million. More >
• RHP Cody Allen (second year): $7.35 million. More >
• RHP Bryan Shaw (third year): $4.6 million. More >
• RHP Danny Salazar (first year): $4.6 million. More >
• OF Lonnie Chisenhall (second year): $4.3 million. More >

MARINERS
• SS Jean Segura (second year): $6.2 million. More >
• LHP Drew Smyly (second year). More >
• OF Jarrod Dyson (third year). More >
• 3B Danny Valencia (third year): $5.5 million. More >
• OF Leonys Martin (second year): $4.85 million. More >
• LHP James Paxton (first year). More >
• RHP Evan Scribner (first year). More >
• RHP Nick Vincent (first year). More >

ORIOLES
• 3B Ryan Flaherty (first year): $1.8 million. More >
• LHP T.J. McFarland (first year): $685,000. More >
• LHP Zach Britton (second year): $11.4 million. More >
• 3B Manny Machado (second year): $11.5 million. More >
• INF Jonathan Schoop (first year). More >
• RHP Chris Tillman (third year). More >

RANGERS
• RHP Sam Dyson (first year): $3.52 million. More >
• RHP A.J. Griffin (second year): $2 million. More >
• C Robinson Chirinos (second year): $1.95 million. More >
• RHP Tanner Scheppers (second year): $975,000 More >
• RHP Jeremy Jeffress (first year): $2.1 million. More >
• LHP Jake Diekman (second year): $2.55 million. More >
• INF Jurickson Profar (first year): $1.005 million. More >

RAYS
• LHP Xavier Cedeno (first year): $1.3 million. More >
• OF Kevin Kiermaier (first year): $2.975 million. More >
• INF Tim Beckham (first year): $855,000. More >
• OF Corey Dickerson (first year): $3.025 million. More >
• RHP Brad Boxberger (first year): $1.6 million. More >
• RHP Alex Cobb (third year): $4.2 million. More >
• RHP Danny Farquhar (first year): $900,000. More >
• SS Brad Miller (first year): $3.57 million. More >
• RHP Erasmo Ramirez (first year): $3.21 million. More >

RED SOX
• SS Xander Bogaerts (first year): $4.5 million. More >
• CF Jackie Bradley Jr. (first year): $3.6 million. More >
• RHP Joe Kelly (second year): $2.8 million. More >
• RHP Tyler Thornburg (first year): $2.05 million. More >
• INF/OF Brock Holt (first year): $1.95 million. More >
• LHP Robbie Ross Jr. (second year): $1.825 million. More >
• C Sandy Leon (first year): $1.3 million. More >

ROYALS
• 1B Eric Hosmer (third year): $12.25 million. More >

TIGERS
• INF Andrew Romine (second year): $1.3 million. More >
• RHP Alex Wilson (first year): $1.175 million. More >
• LHP Justin Wilson (second year): $2.7 million. More >
• RHP Bruce Rondon (first year): $500,000. More >
• 3B Nick Castellanos (first year): $3 million. More >
• SS Jose Iglesias (second year): $4.1 million. More >

TWINS
• RHP Kyle Gibson (first year): $2.9 million. More >
• LHP Hector Santiago (third year), $8 million. More >
• RHP Brandon Kintzler (third year): $2.925 million. More >
• RHP Ryan Pressly (first year): $1.125 million. More >

WHITE SOX
• LHP Dan Jennings (first year): $1.4 million. More >
• 3B Todd Frazier (third year): $12 million. More >
• RHP Miguel Gonzalez (third year): $5.9 million. More >
• RHP Jake Petricka (first year): $825,000. More >
• RHP Zach Putnam (first year): $1,117,500. More >

YANKEES
• SS Didi Gregorius (first year): $5.1 million. More >
• C Austin Romine (first year): $805,000. More >
• OF Aaron Hicks (first year). More >
• LHP Tommy Layne (first year). More >
• RHP Michael Pineda (third year): $7.4 million. More >
• RHP Adam Warren (second year). More >

NATIONAL LEAGUE

BRAVES
• RHP Arodys Vizcaino (first year). More >
• LHP Ian Krol (first year). More >

BREWERS
• RHP Wily Peralta (first year): $4.275 million. More >
• RHP Carlos Torres (second year). More >

CARDINALS
• 1B Matt Adams (second year): $2.8 million. More >
• RHP Trevor Rosenthal (second year). More >
• LHP Kevin Siegrist (first year). More >

CUBS
• RHP Jake Arrieta (third year): $15.6375 million. More >
• RHP Hector Rondon (second year): $5.8 million. More >
• RHP Justin Grimm (first year): $1.825 million. More >

D-BACKS
• C/OF Chris Herrmann (first year). More >
• LHP Patrick Corbin (second year). More >
• RHP Randall Delgado (second year). More >
• INF Chris Owings (first year). More >

DODGERS
• C Yasmani Grandal (second year): $5.5 million. More >
• LHP Luis Avilan (first year): Avilan $1.5 million. More >
• RHP Josh Fields (first year): $1.05 million. More >
• LHP Alex Wood (first year): $2.8 million. More >

GIANTS
• 3B Conor Gillaspie (first year): $1.4 million. More >
• LHP Will Smith (first year): $2.5 million. More >
• RHP George Kontos (first year): $1.75 million. More >
• INF Eduardo Nunez (third year): $4.2 million. More >

MARLINS
• RHP A.J. Ramos (second year): $6.55 million. More >
• OF Marcell Ozuna (first year): $3.5 million. More >
• RHP Tom Koehler (second year): $5.75 million. More >
• SS Adeiny Hechavarria (second year) $4.35 million. More >
• INF Derek Dietrich (first year): $1.7 million. More >

METS
• 1B Lucas Duda (third year): $7.25 million. More >
• RHP Zack Wheeler (first year): $800,000. More >
• RHP Jeurys Familia (second year): $7.425 million. More >
• C Travis d'Arnaud (first year): $1.875 million. More >
• RHP Matt Harvey (second year): $5.125 million. More >
• RHP Jacob deGrom (first year): $4.05 million. More >
• RHP Addison Reed (third year): $7.75 million. More >

NATIONALS
• OF Bryce Harper (second year): $13.625 million. More >
• 3B Anthony Rendon (first year): $5.8 million. More >
• RHP Tanner Roark (first year): $4.3 million. More >
• C Derek Norris (second year): $4.2 million. More >

PADRES
• RHP Carter Capps (second year): $975,000. More >
• RHP Brandon Maurer (first year). More >
• LHP Christian Friedrich (first year). More >
• LHP Brad Hand (first year). More >

PHILLIES
• SS Freddy Galvis (second year): $4.35 million. More >
• RHP Jeanmar Gomez (third year): $4.2 million. More >

PIRATES
• RHP Drew Hutchison (first year): $2.3 million. More >
• RHP Jared Hughes (second year): $2.825 million. More >
• SS Jordy Mercer (second year): $4.325 million. More >
• RHP Gerrit Cole (first year): $3.75 million. More >
• RHP Juan Nicasio (third year): $3.65 million. More >

REDS
• OF Billy Hamilton (first year): $2.625 million. More >
• RHP Blake Wood (second year): $1.275 million. More >
• RHP Blake Wood (second year): $1.275 million. More >
• LHP Tony Cingrani (first year): $1.825 million. More >

ROCKIES
• 3B Nolan Arenado (first year): two years, $29.5 million. More >
• OF Charlie Blackmon (second year). More >
• RHP Tyler Chatwood (third year). More >

Andrew Simon is a research analyst for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.