May 14, 2021

2020 MLB arbitration tracker — Follow along at January 10 deadline (ESPN)


Jan. 10 is the deadline for 155 arbitration-eligible players and their MLB teams to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. This year, big names including Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Aaron Judge, George Springer and Noah Syndergaard are among those who will either come to a settlement amount before Friday’s deadline or head to an arbitration hearing.

According to Jeff Passan, all 30 teams have adopted the so-called file-and-trial approach — if the sides file a number, they’ll head to trial, cutting out the post-exchange-date negotiations that were prevalent even five years ago — making Friday an underappreciated day on the baseball calendar.

Below are some names to watch; check back for updates throughout the day (teams listed alphabetically and all deals are one-year unless otherwise noted).

Arizona Diamondbacks: Nick Ahmed

Contract agreements: David Peralta (three-year, $22 million contract extension); Robbie Ray ($9.43 million); Jake Lamb ($5.515 million); Matt Andriese ($1.395 million)

Atlanta Braves:

Contract agreements: Dansby Swanson ($3.125 million), Mike Foltynewicz ($6.425 million); Johan Camargo ($1.7 million); Adam Duvall ($3.25 million);

Read “2020 MLB arbitration tracker — Follow along at January 10 deadline” at ESPN