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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Various Arbitration-Related Signings
As the days tick down toward pitchers and catchers reporting ...
- The Angels signed four arbitration-eligible players: Kendry Morales ($2,975,000), Howie Kendrick ($3.3M), Erick Aybar ($3M), and Reggie Willits ($775,000), each for one year.
Ace pitcher Jered Weaver and catcher Mike Napoli still are eligible for arbitration. Weaver asked for $8.8 million while the Angels offered him $7,365,000. Napoli requested $6.1 million and the team proposed $5.3 million.
- The Dodgers signed a one-year deal with Chad Billingsley worth $6.275M, avoiding arbitration.
- An update to yesterday's announcement that the Dodgers had signed Marcus Thames: his one-year deal is worth $1M according to Rotoworld.
- Update: The Giants signed Cody Ross to a one-year/$6.3M deal. The Giants also reached single year arbitration-nullifying deals with Jonathan Sanchez ($4.8M) and reliever RHP Ramon Ramirez ($1.65M).