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33 players left in arbitration as 170 reach agreements

NEW YORK — A total of 170 major league players agreed to contracts in the hours before Friday night’s arbitration deadline to exchange proposed salaries with teams, and just one reached a multiyear deal: Minnesota right-hander Chris Paddack.

After agreeing to a $2.4 million, one-year contract earlier in the day, Paddack and the Twins reached a $12.5 million, three-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

While 33 players swapped figures with their clubs Friday and remain headed toward hearings, the vast majority eligible for arbitration agreed to one-year contracts:

  • Baltimore outfielder Austin Hays ($3.2 million), shortstop Jorge Mateo ($2 million), outfielder Cedric Mullins ($4.1 million), right-hander Dillon Tate ($1.5 million) and outfielder Anthony Santander ($7.4 million).
  • Boston infielder Christian Arroyo ($2 million), right-hander Ryan Brasier ($2 million), catcher Reese McGuire ($1,225,000), right-hander Nick Pivetta ($5.35 million) and outfielder Alex Verdugo ($6.3 million).
  • Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease ($5.7 million), right-hander Lucas Giolito ($10.4 million), right-hander Michael Kopech ($2.05 million), right-hander Reynaldo López ($3,625,000) and right-hander José Ruiz ($925,000).
  • Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber ($10.01 million), right-hander Aaron Civale ($2.6 million), right-hander James Karinchak ($1.5 million), first baseman/outfielder Josh Naylor ($3.35 million), right-hander Zach Plesac ($2.95 million), right-hander Cal Quantril ($5.5 million) and shortstop Amed Rosario ($7.8 million).
  • Detroit right-hander José Cisnero ($2,287,500) and right-hander Rony García ($830,000).
  • Houston outfielder Mauricio Dubón ($1.4 million), right-hander Phil Maton ($2.55 million), right-hander Ryne Stanek ($3.6 million), left-hander Blake Taylor ($830,000), right-hander José Urquidy ($3,025,000) and left-hander Framber Valdez ($6.8 million).
  • Kansas City right-hander Scott Barlow ($5.3 million), left-hander Kris Bubic ($2.2 million), right-hander Taylor Clarke ($1.15 million), left-hander Amir Garrett ($2.65 million), right-hander Brad Keller ($5,775,000), second baseman Nicky Lopez ($3.7 million) and right-hander Josh Staumont ($1,025,000).
  • Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jaime Barria ($1.05 million), right-hander Griffin Canning ($850,000), left-hander Patrick Sandoval ($2.75 million), first baseman Jared Walsh ($2.65 million) and outfielder Taylor Ward ($2.75 million).
  • Minnesota right-hander Jorge Alcalá ($790,000), shortstop Kyle Farmer ($5,585,000), right-hander Jorge López ($3,525,000), right-hander Tyler Mahle ($7.5 million), right-hander Chris Paddack ($2.4 million with pending multiyear deal), right-hander Emilio Pagán ($3.5 million) and left-hander Caleb Thielbar ($2.4 million).
  • New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes ($3.2 million), right-hander Domingo Germán ($2.6 million), catcher Kyle Higashioka ($1,462,500), right-hander Clay Holmes ($3.3 million), right-hander Michael King ($1.3 million), right-hander Jonathan Loáisiga ($2,262,500), right-hander Frankie Montas ($7.5 million), left-hander Wandy Peralta ($3.35 million) and catcher Jose Trevino ($2.36 million).
  • Oakland right-hander Paul Blackburn ($1.9 million), second baseman Tony Kemp ($3,725,000) and outfielder Ramón Laureano ($3.55 million).
  • Seattle infielder Ty France ($4.1 million), catcher Tom Murphy ($1,625,000) and right-hander Paul Sewald ($4.1 million).
  • Tampa Bay right-hander Shawn Armstrong ($1.2 million), outfielder Randy Arozarena ($4.15 million), left-hander Jalen Beeks ($1,375,000), catcher/first baseman Christian Bethancourt ($1.35 million), right-hander Yonny Chirinos ($1,275,000), right-hander Andrew Kittredge ($2,075,000) and catcher Francisco Mejía ($2,155,000).
  • Texas catcher Mitch Garver ($3.9 million), left-hander Taylor Hearn ($1,462,500), right-hander Jonathan Hernández ($995,000), first baseman Nathanial Lowe ($4.05 million) and left-hander Brett Martin ($1,275,000).
  • Toronto second baseman Cavan Biggio ($2.8 million), right-hander Adam Cimber ($3.15 million), second baseman Santiago Espinal ($2.1 million), first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($14.5 million), catcher Danny Jansen ($3.5 million), left-hander Tim Mayza ($2.1 million), right-hander Trevor Richards ($1.5 million), right-hander Jordan Romano ($4,537,500), right-hander Erik Swanson ($1.25 million), right-hander Trent Thornton ($1 million) and outfielder/catcher Daulton Varsho ($3.05 million).
  • Arizona right-hander Zac Gallen ($5.6 million), catcher Carson Kelly ($4,275,000), outfielder Kyle Lewis ($1.61 million) and second baseman Christian Walker ($6.5 million).
  • Atlanta right-hander Joe Jiménez ($2,765,000), left-hander Lucas Luetge ($1.55 million), left-hander A.J. Minter ($4,287,500) and right-hander Dennis Santana ($1.1 million).
  • Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ ($10.85 million), right-hander Codi Heuer ($785,000), second baseman/shortstop Nico Hoerner ($2,525,000) and second baseman Nick Madrigal ($1,225,000),
  • Cincinnati right-hander Tejay Antone ($770,000), right-hander Luis Cessa ($2.65 million), right-hander Justin Dunn ($900,000), second baseman/shortstop Kevin Newman ($2,662,500), outfielder Nick Senzel ($1.95 million) and right-hander Lucas Sims ($1,267,500).
  • Colorado second baseman Brendan Rodgers ($2.7 million).
  • Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yency Almonte ($1.5 million), right-hander Walker Buehler ($8,025,000), left-hander Caleb Ferguson ($1.1 million), right-hander Brusdar Graterol ($1,225,000), right-hander Dustin May ($1,675,000), right-hander Evan Phillips ($1.3 million), catcher Will Smith ($5.25 million), outfielder Trayce Thompson ($1.45 million) and left-hander Julio Urías ($14.25 million).
  • Miami right-hander J.T. Chargois ($850,000), first baseman Garrett Cooper ($4.2 million), right-hander Pablo López ($5.45 million), left-hander Tanner Scott ($2,825,000), catcher Jacob Stallings ($3.35 million) and infielder Joey Wendle ($6 million).
  • Milwaukee shortstop Willy Adames ($8.7 million), first baseman/second baseman Keston Hiura ($2.2 million), left-hander Eric Lauer, ($5,075,000), first baseman Rowdy Tellez ($4.95 million), second baseman/third baseman Abraham Toro ($1.25 million), infielder Luis Urías ($4.7 million), right-hander Devin Williams ($3.35 million) and right-hander Brandon Woodruff ($10.8 million).
  • New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso ($14.5 million), right-hander Jeff Brigham ($760,000), infielder Luis Guillorme ($1.6 million), right-hander Elieser Hernández ($1.6 million), catcher Tomás Nido ($1,575,000) and right-hander Drew Smith ($1.3 million).
  • Philadelphia first baseman Rhys Hoskins ($12 million), shortstop Edmundo Sosa ($950,000), left-hander Gregory Soto ($3,925,000) and left-hander Ranger Suárez ($2.95 million).
  • Pittsburgh right-hander JT Brubaker ($2,275,000), right-hander Mitch Keller ($2,437,500), right-hander Robert Stephenson ($1.75 million) and right-hander Duane Underwood Jr. ($1,025,000).
  • St. Louis second baseman/shortstop Tommy Edman ($4.2 million), right-hander Jack Flaherty ($5.4 million), right-hander Jordan Hicks ($1,837,500), right-hander Dakota Hudson ($2.65 million), catcher Andrew Knizner ($1.1 million), left-hander Jordan Montgomery ($10 million) and outfielder Tyler O’Neill ($4.95 million).
  • San Diego infielder Jake Cronenworth ($4,225,000), outfielder Trent Grisham ($3,175,000), left-hander Josh Hader ($14.1 million), left-hander Tim Hill ($1.85 million), left-hander Adrián Morejón ($800,000), catcher Austin Nola ($2.35 million) and outfielder Juan Soto ($23 million).
  • San Francisco right-hander John Brebbia ($2.3 million), third baseman/designated hitter J.D. Davis ($4.21 million), second baseman/shortstop Thairo Estrada ($2.25 million), right-hander Jakob Junis ($2.8 million), right-hander Tyler Rogers ($1,675,000), outfielder Austin Slater ($3.2 million), outfielder LaMonte Wade ($1,375,000) and right-hander Logan Webb ($4.6 million).
  • Washington right-hander Victor Arano ($925,000), right-hander C.J. Edwards ($2.25 million), right-hander Kyle Finnegan ($2,325,000), right-hander Hunter Harvey ($870,000) and outfielder Lane Thomas ($2.2 million).

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending completion of a physical exam.

Arbitration-eligible players who don’t reach agreements will have their cases heard by three-person panels in St. Petersburg, Florida, from Jan. 30 through Feb. 17.

CUBS: Chicago plans to honor Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg with a statue outside Wrigley Field and put him in an exclusive club that includes Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins and Harry Caray. Chairman Tom Ricketts surprised Sandberg with the announcement Saturday that the statue “is in progress” during a question-and-answer session with fans, drawing a standing ovation in a crowded ballroom. 

Chicago also agreed to a two-year contract with Trey Mancini, according to a person familiar with the deal. Mancini, a cancer survivor, helped the Houston Astros win the World Series last season after arriving Aug. 1 from Baltimore in a trade. He struggled at the plate with Houston and finished the season batting .239 with 18 home runs, 63 RBIs and a .710 OPS overall for the Orioles and Astros.

CARDINALS: The resignation of Matt Holliday as St. Louis bench coach caught team President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak by surprise, but he’s happy with the hiring of Joe McEwing. Mozeliak addressed the media Saturday morning at Busch Stadium during the Cardinals Winter Up weekend. He said he found out that Holliday was going to step down Jan. 7.

Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr., shown in this Sept. 14, 2022 file photo, agreed to a $14.5 million contract Friday with the Blue Jays to avoid arbitration.

Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr., shown in this Sept. 14, 2022 file photo, agreed to a $14.5 million contract Friday with the Blue Jays to avoid arbitration.

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