Per CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, arbitration figures for 2013 salaries exchanged on Friday between the St. Louis Cardinals and their three eligible, unsigned players are as follows.
|David Freese||$3.75 MM||$2.4 MM||$3.075 MM|
|Jason Motte||$5.5 MM||$4.5 MM||$5.0 MM|
|Marc Rzepczynski||$1.3 MM||$0.9 MM||$1.1 MM|
The midpoint is listed as a likely compromise point for the two sides – if they can come to terms before arbitration hearings next month. Given the Cardinals have not participated in a hearing since 1999, odds remain high for prior settlements.
On Friday, two other eligible Cardinals pitchers, Mitchell Boggs and Edward Mujica, came to terms with the club on their 2013 contracts. More details here: “Cardinals Motte and Mujica avoid arbitration”.
To read further about the arbitration process and next steps, click here: “Cardinals, arbitration-eligible five prepare to exchange salary amounts”.