Major League Baseball’s Salary Arbitration Exchange Date was this past Friday, January 13th. Entering Friday, there were over 200 MLB Players who knew what team they would be playing for in 2023 but had not yet come to an agreement as to what salary they would be paid. If no settlement can be reached between the Clubs and Player representatives by the end of exchange day, both sides submit a salary figure to be decided by an arbitrator in a hearing. Although most players were able to reach a settlement with their teams, such as stars Juan Soto ($23M), Vladimir Guerrero Jr ($14.4M), Julio Urias ($14.25M), and Josh Hader ($14.1M), when the dust finally settled there were 33 players/teams who ultimately filed. The biggest differential in filing numbers belongs to Kyle Tucker v. Astros and Bo Bichette v. Blue Jays, with both Players and both teams filing at $7.5M and $5M respectively. The Tampa Bay Rays lead all MLB teams with seven hearings scheduled.
Check out below to see what your favorite team has in store!
Total Filings By Team:
7 Players Filing (1)
Tampa Bay Rays
3 Players Filing (1)
2 Players Filing (6)
Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, & St. Louis Cardinals
1 Player Filing (11)
Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, & Washington Nationals
0 Players Filing (11)
Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Guardians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, & Texas Rangers
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