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Trio of Angels files for salary arbitration

January 12, 2016

The Angels may face salary arbitration with three of their top performers: Garrett Richards, their leading winner; Kole Calhoun, their American League Gold Glove Award-winning right fielder; and right-hander Fernando Salas, their busiest reliever. Each filed for the process on Tuesday.Richards, 27, avoided arbitration before last season by agreeing to

The Angels may face salary arbitration with three of their top performers: Garrett Richards, their leading winner; Kole Calhoun, their American League Gold Glove Award-winning right fielder; and right-hander Fernando Salas, their busiest reliever. Each filed for the process on Tuesday.
Richards, 27, avoided arbitration before last season by agreeing to a $3.2 million contract. He proceeded to finish 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA and a career-high 207 1/3 innings in 32 starts.
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Besides being recognized for his defense, Calhoun hit .256 with a career-high 26 home runs and 83 RBIs. The 28-year-old earned $537,500 last season and is likely to receive a significant raise, since he's arbitration-eligible for the first time.

Salas, 30, made a team-high 72 appearances while finishing 5-2 with a 4.24 ERA. He earned $1.37 million while striking out 74 and walking just 12 in 63 2/3 innings.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com.