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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 22 January 2010 01:15


Under a month from now, all this talk of salary arbitration in Major League Baseball will be wrapped up, as Feb. 21 marks the final day that any hearings between players and clubs can take place.

And, there are still 31 players yet to strike agreements.

With a less than 30 days to go, here are some stats to take in:

  • There have been 150 settlement contracts reached ahead of hearing:
    • 1-year (126)
    • 2-year (9)
    • 3-year (5)
    • 4-year (2)
    • 5-year (1)
    • Minor League (7)
  • Contract dollars spent in salary arbitration, to date (single and multi-year) is now over a half-a-billion dollars: $543,520,002
  • Dollars allocated to 2010 (to date): $336,970,002
  • Largest sum for 2010 (to date): $9,350,000 (Jonathan Papelbon)
  • Smallest sum for 2010 (to date): $500,000 (Jason Repko, Dustin McGowan)

NOTE: Details on salary for 2010, 2011, 2012 for Huston Street not factored in as deal not yet completed (Pending)


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