Arbitration Figures

April 29, 1995

Under court order to go through with salary arbitration after spending nearly a year trying to eliminate the process, owners exchanged figures yesterday with 39 players.

California designated hitter Chili Davis asked for the most at $5.1 million, and St. Louis pitcher Ken Hill asked for $5 million. Kansas City pitcher Kevin Appier asked for $4,725,000 and pitchers Ben McDonald of the Orioles and Ramon Martinez of Los Angeles asked for $4.5 million apiece.

Usually, figures are exchanged Jan. 18. But the 20th year of arbitration was delayed while the sides fought during the 7 1/2 -month strike. Owners had refused to submit to the process, but the National Labor Relations Board convinced U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor to issue an injunction forcing them to take part. That caused players to end their strike.

Hearings usually take place during the first 21 days of February. This time, they will take place from May 10 to June 30.

Most players settle before their hearings. Of 58 players who filed, 19 already have settled.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Player ... ... ... ... 1994 ... ... ... Asked ... ... Offered

Orioles

Bret Barberie .. .. .. $302,500 ... ... $1,067,500 .. $850,000

Leo Gomez ... .. .. .. 550,000 .. .. .. 1,850,000 ... 925,000

Ben McDonald ... .. .. 2,675,000 .. ... 4,500,000 ... 3,200,000

Mike Mussina ... .. .. 775,000 .. .. .. 3,350,000 ... 2,500,000

California

Chili Davis ... ... .. 2,900,000 ... .. 5,100,000 ... 4,300,000

Chicago

Alex Fernandez ... ... 758,334 .. .. .. 3,900,000 ... 3,250,000

Kansas City

Kevin Appier .. .. ... 3,800,000 ... .. 4,725,000 ... 3,950,000

Tom Gordon ... ... ... 2,635,000 ... .. 3,600,000 ... 3,000,000

Rusty Meacham .. .. .. 220,000 .. .. .. 545,000 .. .. 400,000

Minnesota

Scott Erickson ... ... 1,325,000 ... .. 2,100,000 ... 1,625,000

Chuck Knoblauch .. ... 1,625,000 ... .. 3,425,000 ... 2,550,000

Scott Leius ... .. ... 275,000 .. .. .. 920,000 .. .. 600,000

Kevin Tapani .. .. ... 2,575,000 ... .. 4,200,000 ... 3,000,000

New York

Scott Kamieniecki ... 235,000 ... .. .. 1,475,000 ... 890,000

Pat Kelly ... ... ... 810,000 ... .. .. 1,200,000 ... 975,000

Jim Leyritz .. .. ... 742,500 ... .. .. 1,550,000 ... 1,150,000

John Wetteland .. ... 2,225,000 ... ... 4,000,000 ... 2,750,000

Oakland

Steve Ontiveros .. .. 175,000 ... .. .. 1,200,000 ... 620,000

Texas

Dean Palmer ... .. .. 475,000 ... .. .. 2,350,000 ... 1,500,000

Ivan Rodriguez ... .. 520,000 ... .. .. 2,950,000 ... 2,200,000

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta

Steve Avery .. .. .. $2,800,000 ... ... $4,300,000 ... $3,700,000

Chicago

Rick Wilkins ... ... 350,000 ... .. ... 1,700,000 .. .. 1,250,000

Houston

Derek Bell .. .. ... 385,000 ... .. ... 1,800,000 .. .. 1,100,000

Darryl Kile .. .. .. 477,500 ... .. ... 1,595,000 .. .. 950,000

Craig Shipley .. ... 275,000 ... .. ... 700,000 ... ... 425,000

Los Angeles

Carlos Hernandez ... 265,000 ... .. ... 525,000 ... ... 300,000

Ramon Martinez .. .. 2,687,500 .. .. .. 4,500,000 .. .. 3,350,000

Montreal

Moises Alou .. .. .. 1,415,000 .. .. .. 3,500,000 .. .. 2,500,000

Jeff Fassero ... ... 315,000 ... ... .. 2,450,000 .. .. 1,500,000

Mel Rojas ... .. ... 850,000 ... ... .. 2,100,000 .. .. 1,300,000

St. Louis

Scott Cooper ... ... 500,000 ... ... .. 1,900,000 .. .. 1,150,000

Ken Hill ... ... ... 2,615,000 .. .. .. 5,000,000 .. .. 3,750,000

Ray Lankford ... ... 1,650,000 .. .. .. 3,200,000 .. .. 2,400,000

Todd Zeile .. .. ... 2,700,000 .. .. .. 4,200,000 .. .. 3,200,000

San Diego

Andy Ashby ... .. .. 225,000 ... .. ... 850,000 ... ... 625,000

Andy Benes ... .. .. 3,005,000 .. .. .. 4,400,000 .. .. 3,400,000

Andujar Cedeno .. .. 340,000 ... ... .. 1,500,000 .. .. 850,000

San Francisco

Rod Beck ... ... ... 750,000 ... ... .. 2,485,000 .. .. 2,000,000

Darren Lewis ... ... 350,000 ... ... .. 1,850,000 .. .. 1,025,000

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