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Betts, Stroman, Springer headline players facing arbitration

Betts, Stroman, Springer headline players facing arbitration

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman, and Houston Astros outfielder George Springer headline a list of 27 players who could be heading to arbitration after failing to agree to a salary with their respective clubs for the 2018 season prior to Friday's deadline.

Betts requested to be paid $10.5 million, while the Red Sox countered with $7.5 million. The $3-million difference is the largest of any of the arbitration-eligible players. Springer and the Astros sit $2 million apart, the second-highest discrepancy. Stroman, meanwhile, will likely land in arbitration, as the Blue Jays use the file-and-trial approach.

Teams and players have the next several weeks to try and find a middle ground before facing an arbitration hearing. If they're unwilling to come to terms, a panel of arbitrators will decide on a salary by choosing either the player's request, or the team's.

Here is the full list of players potentially heading to arbitration, along with the salaries exchanged:




Player
Team
Player Request
Team Offer




Kendall Graveman
Athletics
$2.6M
$2.36M


Ken Giles
Astros
$4.6M
$4.2M


Collin McHugh
Astros
$5M
$4.55M


George Springer
Astros
$10.5M
$8.5M


Roberto Osuna
Blue Jays
$5.8M
$5.3M


Marcus Stroman
Blue Jays
$6.9M
$6.5M


Mike Foltynewicz
Braves
$2.3M
$2.2M


Justin Grimm
Cubs
$2.475M
$2.2M


Shelby Miller
D-Backs
$4.9M
$4.7M


Trevor Bauer
Indians
$6.525M
$5.3M


Justin Bour
Marlins
$3.4M
$3M


J.T. Realmuto
Marlins
$3.5M
$2.9M


Dan Straily
Marlins
$3.55M
$3.37M


Zack Wheeler
Mets
$1.9M
$1.5M


Kevin Gausman
Orioles
$6.225M
$5.3M


Jonathan Schoop
Orioles
$9M
$7.5M


Felipe Rivero
Pirates
$2.9M
$2.4M


Adeiny Hechavarria
Rays
$5.9M
$5.35M


Jake Odorizzi
Rays
$6.3M
$6.05M


Scooter Gennett
Reds
$5.7M
$5.1M


Eugenio Suarez
Reds
$4.2M
$3.75M


Mookie Betts
Red Sox
$10.5M
$7.5M


Brandon Maurer
Royals
$3.5M
$2.95M


Jose Iglesias
Tigers
$6.8M
$5.6M


Kyle Gibson
Twins
$4.55M
$4.2M


Avisail Garcia
White Sox
$6.7M
$5.85M


Yolmer Sanchez
White Sox
$2.35M
$2.1M


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