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Top players reach deals before arbitration deadline

Donaldson gets record $23M; Machado, Blackmon, Bryant also sign
January 12, 2018

Major League Baseball's arbitration deadline passed at 1 p.m. ET today. Teams and their arbitration-eligible players now need to exchange proposed salaries for the 2018 season in preparation for a potential hearing, in which a panel of arbitrators decides between the two figures.But most scheduled hearings will never happen, as

Major League Baseball's arbitration deadline passed at 1 p.m. ET today. Teams and their arbitration-eligible players now need to exchange proposed salaries for the 2018 season in preparation for a potential hearing, in which a panel of arbitrators decides between the two figures.
But most scheduled hearings will never happen, as players and their teams can continue negotiating and often settle on one-year contracts prior to sitting down in front of the arbitrators. Several big names have already reached deals and avoided arbitration, including Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, Cubs third baseman Kristopher Bryant, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, who agreed today to a one-year, $23 million deal, a record settlement involving an arbitration-eligible player.

Generally, players gain arbitration eligibility after logging three years of Major League service. They then go through the process until signing a long-term deal or 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 instead of the usual three.

As the settlements come in, is tracking the players who avoid arbitration. All contracts are for one year unless otherwise noted. Some of these deals are based on sources or reports and have not been confirmed by the clubs. Click through on the "More" links for details.
• RHP Garrett Richards: $7.3 million
• RHP Matthew Shoemaker: $4.125
• C Martin Maldonado (final year): $3.9 million
• RHP Richard Parker (first year): $1.8 million
• LHP Andrew Heaney (Super Two): $800,000
• RHP Blake Wood (final year): $1.45 million
• 1B C.J. Cron (first year): $2.3 million
• LHP Tyler Skaggs (first year); $1.875 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Jose Alvarez, Cam Bedrosian, JC Ramirez
• OF Jake Marisnick (first year): $1.9 million
• C Evan Gattis (final year): Amount undisclosed
• LHP Dallas Keuchel (final year): Amount undisclosed
• RHP Lance McCullers (Super Two): Amount undisclosed
• RHP Brad Peacock (first year): Amount undisclosed More >
Remaining eligibles: Ken Giles, Collin McHugh, George Springer
• OF Khris Davis (second year): $10.5 million
• RHP Chris Hatcher (second year): $2.15 million
• RHP Liam Hendriks (second year): Undisclosed amount
• C Josh Phegley (first year): Undisclosed amount
• SS Marcus Semien (first year): Undisclosed amount
• OF Jake Smolinski (first year): $750,000
• RHP Blake Treinen (first year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles: Kendall Graveman
Blue Jays
• OF Ezequiel Carrera (second year): $1.9 million
• 3B Josh Donaldson (last year): $23 million
• LHP Aaron Loup (final year): $1.8125 million
• OF Kevin Pillar (first year): $3.25 million
• RHP Aaron Sanchez (first year): $2.7 million
• 2B  Devon Travis (first year): $1.45 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Marcus Stroman, Roberto Osuna
• RHP Cody Allen (final year): $10.575 million
• OF Lonnie Chisenhall (last year): $5.5875 million
• RHP Zach McAllister (final year): $2.45 million
• RHP Danny Salazar (first year): $5 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Trevor Bauer
• C Mike Zunino (first year): $2.975 million
• LHP James Paxton (first year): $4.9 million
• RHP David Phelps (final year): $5.55 million
• RHP Erasmo Ramirez (second year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Nick Vincent (second year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles: None
• C Caleb Joseph: Undisclosed
• SS Timothy Beckham: Undisclosed
• RHP: Brad Brach (final year): $5.165 million
• LHP Zach Britton (final year): $12 million
• 3B Manny Machado (final year): $16 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman

• LHP Jake Diekman (final year): $2.712 million
• RHP Keone Kela (Super Two): $1.2 million
• OF Ryan Rua (Super Two): $870,000
• INF Jurickson Profar (first year): $1.05 million More >
Remaining eligibles: None
• RHP Alex Colome (first year): Undisclosed amount
• INF Brad Miller (second year): Undisclosed amount
• OF-DH Corey Dickerson (second year): Undisclosed amount
• OF Steven Souza Jr. (first year): Undisclosed amount
• LHP Dan Jennings (second year): Undisclosed amount
• C Jesus Sucre (first year): Undisclosed amount
• INF Matt Duffy (first year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles:Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Odorizzi
Red Sox
• OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (first year): $6.1 million
• SS Xander Bogaerts (second year): $7.05 million
• INF Brock Holt (second year): $2.25 million
• RHP Joe Kelly (final year): $3.825 million
• C Sandy Leon (first year): $1.95 million
• LHP Thomas Pomeranz (final year): $8.5 million
• LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (Super Two): $2.375 million
• RHP Carson Smith (first year): $850,000
• RHP Tyler Thornburg (second year): $2.05 million
• C Christian Vazquez (first year): $1.45 million
• RHP Brandon Workman (first year): $835,000
• RHP Steven Wright (first year): $1.1 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Mookie Betts
• RHP Nate Karns (first year): $1.375 million
• RHP Kelvin Herrera (last year): $7.9375 million More >
Remaining eligible:Brandon Maurer
• 3B Nicholas Castellanos (second year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Shane Greene (first year): $1.95 million
• LHP Blaine Hardy (first year): $795,000
• C James McCann (first year): $2.375 million
• RHP Alex Wilson (first year): $1.925 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Jose Iglesias
• SS Ehire Adrianza (first year): $1 million
• IF Eduardo Escobar (final year): $4.85 million
• OF Robbie Grossman (first year): $2 million
• RHP Trevor May (first year): $650,000
• RHP Thomas Pressly (second year): $1.6 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Kyle Gibson,
White Sox
• 1B Jose Abreu (second year): $13 million
• LHP Luis Avilan: $2.45 million
• LHP Carlos Rodon: $2.3 million
• INF Leury Garcia: $1.175 million
• RHP Danny Farquhar (first year): $1.05 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Avisail Garcia, Yolmer Sanchez
• RHP Dellin Betances (second year): $5.1 million
• RHP Sonny Gray (second year): $6.5 million
• SS Didi Gregorius (second year): $8.25 million
• OF Aaron Hicks (second year): $2.825 million
• RHP Tommy Kahnle (first year): $1.3125 million
• C Austin Romine (second year): $1.1 million
• RHP Adam Warren (last year): $3.325 million More >
Remaining eligibles:, Chasen Shreve
• LHP Sam Freeman (first year): $1.075 million
• RHP Arodys Vizcaino (second year): $3.4 million
• RHP Dan Winkler (first year): $610,000 More >
Remaining eligibles:Mike Foltynewicz
• C Stephen Vogt (second year): $3.065 million
• RHP Jeremy Jeffress (second year): $1.75 million
• RHP Corey Knebel (Super Two): $3.65 million
• RHP Jimmy Nelson (first year): $3.7 million
• INF Hernan Perez (first year): Undisclosed amount
• INF Jonathan Villar (first year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles: None
• OF Randal Grichuk (first year): $2.6 million
• LHP Tyler Lyons (first year): Undisclosed amount
• OF Marcell Ozuna (second year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Michael Wacha (second year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles: None
• 3B Kristopher Bryant (first year): $10.85 million
• RHP Kyle Hendricks (first year): $4.175 million
• INF Thomas La Stella (first year): $950,000
• SS Addison Russell (Super Two): $3.2 million
• LHP Justin Wilson (last year): $4.25 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Justin Grimm

• Nick Ahmed: Undiclosed
• Chris Owings: Undisclosed
• OF A.J. Pollock: $7.75 million
David Peralta: Undisclosed
• RHP Taijuan Walker: $4.825 million
• LHP Robbie Ray: $3.95 million
• RHP Brad Boxberger: $1.85 million
• C Chris Herrmann: $1.3 million
• RHP Randall Delgado (final year): Undisclosed amount
• LHP Patrick Corbin: $7.5 million
• LHP Andrew Chafin (first year): Undisclosed amount
• IF Jake Lamb (first year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles:Shelby Miller
• LHP Alex Wood: $6 million
• LHP Tony Cingrani: $2.3 million
• RHP Josh Fields: $2.2 million
• OF Joc Pederson: Undisclosed
• OF Enrique Hernandez: $1.6 million
• C Yasmani Grandal (final year): $7.9 million
• RHP Pedro Baez (first year): $1.5 million More >
Remaining eligible: None
• RHP Sam Dyson (first year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Cory Gearrin (second year): Undisclosed amount
• 2B Joe Panik (first year): Undisclosed amount
• LHP Will Smith (second year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Hunter Strickland (Super Two): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles: None
• 3B Derek Dietrich (first year): Undisclosed amount
• SS Miguel Rojas (first year): $1.18 million More >
Remaining eligibles:J.T. Realmuto, Justin Bour, Dan Straily
• RHP Matt Harvey (last year): $5.625 million
• IF Wilmer Flores (second year): $3.4 million
• C Travis d'Arnaud (second year): $3.475 million
• RHP Jacob deGrom (first year): $7.252 million
• RHP Hansel Robles (Super Two): $900,000
• RHP Noah Syndergaard (Super Two): $2.975 million More >
Remaining eligibles:Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, AJ Ramos
• 3B Anthony Rendon (second year): Amount undisclosed
• RHP Tanner Roark (second year): $6.475 million More >
• OF Michael A. Taylor (first year): Amount undisclosed More >
Remaining eligibles: None

• RHP Carter Capps (second year): $1.06 million
• LHP Robbie Erlin (first year): $650,000
• SS Freddy Galvis (final year): $6.825 million
• INF Cory Spangenberg (first year): Undisclosed amount
• OF Matthew Szczur (Super Two): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Kirby Yates (first year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles:Brad Hand
• RHP Luis Garcia (first year): $1.2 million
• 3B Maikel Franco (Super Two): $2.95 million
• 2B Cesar Hernandez (first year): $5.1 million
• C Cameron Rupp (first year): $2.05 million
Remaining eligibles: None
• RHP Gerrit Cole (second year): $6.75 million
• RHP George Kontos (second year) : $2.725 million
• SS Jordy Mercer (final year): $6.75 million More >
Remaining eligibles: Felipe Rivero
• OF Billy Hamilton (second year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Anthony DeSclafani (first year): Undisclosed amount
• RHP Michael Lorenzen (first year): Undisclosed amount More >
Remaining eligibles:Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez
• RHP Chad Bettis: $2 million
• 2B DJ LeMahieu: $8.5 million
• LHP Chris Rusin (first year): $1.2875 million
• OF Charlie Blackmon (last year): $14 million More >
Remaining eligible:Zachary Rosscup

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