Here is a look at the San Diego Padres’ arbitration-eligible players that signed on Friday.
In a big day for the San Diego Padres, eight players signed one-year arbitration deals for the 2020 season.
Under the current MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement, players with more than three years and less than six years of service can negotiate a contract for the upcoming season.
If the player and club cannot agree, each side submits their offers, and a panel of arbitrators determines which offer the player gets. The Padres have not had a contract go to arbitration since 2014 and very rarely have had to do so.
The contracts are listed below.
Tommy Pham $7.9 million
Kirby Yates $7.0625 million
Zach Davies $5.25 million
Austin Hedges $3 million
Manuel Margot $2.475 million
Matt Strahm $1.4 million
Dinelson Lamet $1.3 million
Luis Perdomo $950,000
Of the players listed, only Kirby Yates is a free agent next season.
From here, general manager A.J. Preller still has work to do in constructing his roster.
Spring Training invites need to be finalized. The 26 and 40-man rosters for opening day are still a work in progress as well.
The Padres can still make additional trades or free-agent signings as well. With the signing of these eight men, Preller and the Padres are one step closer to the start of the 2020 season.