New York, NY (Sports Network) - Reigning Cy Young award winners Clayton
Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers were
among 146 players who will be eligible for salary arbitration, per a Tuesday
release from Major League Baseball.
Kershaw, who won the award in 2011 and was a runner-up in 2012, received the
NL honor with a Major League-leading 1.83 ERA, his third consecutive year
earning the NL ERA crown. He also punched out a National League leading 232
hitters and compiled the first NL ERA three-peat since Greg Maddux (1993-95).
Scherzer's AL recognition came in large part to the hurler's 13 straight
victories to start the season en route to a 21-3 mark. He was among AL leaders
with a 2.90 ERA and set career highs in strikeouts (240) and innings pitched
Other notable names who filed for arbitration include Rays starter David
Price, Orioles catcher Matt Weiters, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, Marlins
slugger Giancarlo Stanton, Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa and Pirates third
baseman Pedro Alvarez.
The Atlanta Braves have three high-profile players who have filed in closer
Craig Kimbrel, first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Jason Heyward.
Washington and the Chicago Cubs listed a Major League-leading eight players
with Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney
heading each team's respective list.
Players and teams will submit salary figures next week and the arbitration
hearings will be held in February.
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