Salary Arbitration Eligibles List

Salary Arbitration Eligibles List

NEW YORK (AP) The 133 players eligible for salary arbitration. Eligible players may file on Tuesday:


BALTIMORE (7) - Chris Davis, 1b; Jason Hammel, rhp; Jim Johnson, rhp; Brian Matusz, lhp; Darren O'Day, rhp; Troy Patton, lhp; Matt Wieters, c.

BOSTON (9) - Alfredo Aceves, rhp; Andrew Bailey, rhp; Daniel Bard, rhp; Craig Breslow, lhp; Jacoby Ellsbury, of; Joel Hanrahan, rhp; Andrew Miller, lhp; Franklin Morales, lhp; Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c.

CHICAGO (2) - Gordon Beckham, 2b; Alejandro De Aza, of.

CLEVELAND (7) - Matt Albers, rhp; Mike Aviles, 2b; Lou Marson, c; Justin Masterson, rhp; Chris Perez, rhp; Joe Smith, rhp; Drew Stubbs, of.

DETROIT (7) - Alex Avila, c; Brennan Boesch, of; Phil Coke, lhp; Doug Fister, rhp; Austin Jackson, of; Rick Porcello, rhp; Max Scherzer, rhp.

HOUSTON (3) - Jed Lowrie, ss; Bud Norris, rhp; Wesley Wright, lhp.

KANSAS CITY (1) - Luke Hochevar, rhp.

LOS ANGELES (5) - Alberto Callaspo, 3b; Tommy Hanson, rhp; Kevin Jepsen, rhp; Jason Vargas, lhp; Jerome Williams, rhp.

MINNESOTA (2) - Drew Butera, c; Brian Duensing, lhp.

NEW YORK (4) - Joba Chamberlain, rhp; Phil Hughes, rhp; Boone Logan, lhp; David Robertson, rhp.

OAKLAND (3) - Jerry Blevins, lhp; Brandon Moss, of; Seth Smith, of.

SEATTLE (4) - John Jaso, c; Shawn Kelley, rhp; Kendrys Morales, 1b; Brendan Ryan, ss.

TAMPA BAY (4) - Sam Fuld, of; Matt Joyce, of; Jeff Niemann, rhp; Ryan Roberts, inf.

TEXAS (3) - Neftali Feliz, rhp; Matt Harrison, lhp; David Murphy, of.

TORONTO (3) - Emilio Bonifacio, 2b; J.A. Happ, lhp; Josh Thole, c.



ARIZONA (6) - Chris Johnson, 3b; Ian Kennedy, rhp; Gerardo Parra, lhp; Cliff Pennington, ss; Tony Sipp, lhp; Brad Ziegler, rhp.

ATLANTA (6) - Jason Heyward, of; Cristhian Martinez, rhp; Kris Medlen, rhp; Eric O'Flaherty, lhp; Martin Prado, of; Jonny Venters, lhp.

CHICAGO (3) - Matt Garza, rhp; James Russell, lhp; Jeff Samardzija, rhp.

CINCINNATI (7) - Homer Bailey, rhp; Shin-Soo Choo, of; Chris Heisey, of; Mat Latos, rhp; Mike Leake, rhp; Logan Ondrusek, rhp; Alfredo Simon, rhp.

COLORADO (6) - Jhoulys Chacin, rhp; Tyler Colvin, of; Dexter Fowler, of; Jonathan Herrera, inf; Wilton Lopez, rhp; Josh Outman, lhp.

LOS ANGELES (2) - Ronald Belisario, rhp; A.J. Ellis, c.

MIAMI (1) - Ryan Webb, rhp.

MILWAUKEE (4) - John Axford, rhp; Burke Badenhop, rhp; Marco Estrada, rhp; Carlos Gomez, of.

NEW YORK (3) - Ike Davis, 1b; Daniel Murphy, 2b; Bobby Parnell, rhp.

PHILADELPHIA (1) - Antonio Bastardo, lhp

PITTSBURGH (4) - Garrett Jones, 1b; James McDonald, rhp; Gaby Sanchez, 1b; Neil Walker, 2b.

ST. LOUIS (5) - Mitchell Boggs, rhp; David Freese, 3b; Jason Motte, rhp; Edward Mujica, rhp; Marc Rzepczynski, lhp.

SAN DIEGO (8) - John Baker, c; Everth Cabrera, ss; Luke Gregerson, rhp; Chase Headley, 3b; Clayton Richard, lhp; Joe Thatcher, lhp; Will Venable, of; Edinson Volquez, rhp.

SAN FRANCISCO (6) - Joaquin Arias, inf; Gregor Blanco, of; Jose Mijares, lhp; Hunter Pence, of; Buster Posey, c; Sergio Romo, rhp.

WASHINGTON (7) - Roger Bernadina, of; Tyler Clippard, rhp; Ian Desmond, ss; Ross Detwiler, lhp; Craig Stammen, rhp; Drew Storen, rhp; Jordan Zimmermann, rhp.

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Wizards drop to precarious position in close Eastern Conference playoff race

Wizards drop to precarious position in close Eastern Conference playoff race

As if they needed a reminder, the Wizards saw firsthand on Wednesday night just how much can change in a short period of time in the Eastern Conference playoff race where just two games separate the No. 3 and No. 6 teams.

That No. 6 team is now your Washington Wizards, who began the day in fourth place but lost their first game in four days on the same night both the Cavs and Sixers won theirs. 

The Wizards lost to the Spurs on Wednesday and managed only 90 points, their fewest since Jan. 22. It was a lackluster performance in a game the Wizards needed to treat with urgency. 


The Spurs sure did.

"We've gotta have a better mentality coming into games," guard Bradley Beal said. "The Spurs were fighting for playoff seeding just like we were."

The Wizards have now lost six of their last 10, yet all those games have come against teams currently holding playoff spots. Considering John Wall reamins out with a left knee injury, it's hard to fault them too much when they are staying afloat just fine in the big picture.

The problem is that the closer they get to the end of the season, the more these losses are magnified. They amount to missed opportunities, some bigger than others.

That was not lost on Beal, who considered the alternative. If the Wizards had beaten the Spurs, they would be sitting in fourth, two spots higher, and just a game-and-a-half out of third.

"Every time we have a chance to move up, we take two steps back," Beal lamented.


The Wizards are in a high stakes part of the standings where plenty is in the balance. They are fighting for home court advantage, something they would get in the third or fourth spots. And who they match up with will be paramount.

By falling to sixth, the Wizards are currently in line to play the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though the Pacers and Sixers are also good teams, they don't have LeBron James. Avoiding him and the Cavs would be ideal for the Wizards.

Beal has even bigger worries than that. He noted after the loss in San Antonio that they could fall even further if they aren't careful. They are now just a game-and-a-half up on the seventh-place Heat. 

"We've gotta realize what's at stake, man. The way we're going, we could keep dropping and mess around and be eighth. We've gotta do whatever it takes to win," he said.

The Wizards should be fine, if the previous two months are any indication. But Wednesday night was another example of how precarious things are for them this season in the tightly-packed Eastern Conference.


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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: How does Brooks Orpik really impact the Caps?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: How does Brooks Orpik really impact the Caps?

No player on the Caps gets more scrutiny than defenseman Brooks Orpik. While the analytics aren't kind when he's on the ice, we got to see what the Caps looked like without him when he was scratched against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday and...well, his loss was noticeable.

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir discuss what Orpik's true impact on the Capitals really is both on and off the ice on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast. Plus, they also talk about John Carlson's monster season and Barry Trotz's new strategy for the goalies.

Listen to the latest episode in the player below or here on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.