Players with at least three years of MLB service time are eligible for salary arbitration. Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris, Drew Pomeranz, and Tyson Ross have filed for arbitration. Now the Padres have until January 17th to reach an agreement with them or they will enter in to arbitration to determine their salaries for 2016. Salaries are generally determined by service time with considerations for recent performance. Should a player enter an arbitration hearing, the process would run into the first couple weeks of February. Here are their estimated 2016 salaries (MLBTR projections) with their respective service time in parenthesis:
- Andrew Cashner (5.126) - $7.0MM
- Derek Norris (3.102) - $3.4MM
- Drew Pomeranz (3.013) - $1.3MM
- Tyson Ross (4.126) - $10.0MM
- Projected total spend: $21.7MM
Brett Wallace and Alexi Amarista would also qualify for arbitration this year, but they have been signed to contracts through the 2016 season.