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Cy Young winners top list of arbitration filers

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jan 15 2014 09:43:21 AM CST
Baseballs, sports, MLB

The value of winning the Cy Young Award -- or winning it twice -- will be on display in the coming weeks.

The two current Cy Young Award holders, Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, head the list of 146 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday.

Kershaw won the National League Cy Young Award in 2011 and 2013. Scherzer won the American League honor in 2013.

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, also filed for arbitration.

Other notable players potentially headed for arbitration hearings include Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs last year, and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, who tied for the NL lead with 36 homers in 2013.

Players and teams will submit their proposed salary figures Friday, and cases that aren't settled will be heard by an arbitrator next month. Last year, not one case went to a hearing.

The teams with the most players headed for arbitration are the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals, with eight apiece. The Rays, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals all have seven potential arbitration cases.

The Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers face the fewest arbitration cases, two apiece.