Padres Offer Arbitration to 3 Players

Aug. 13, 2010 - San Francisco, California, United States of America - 13 August, 2010: San Diego Padres catcher Yorvit Torrealba ( ) bats during Friday


The deadline to offer arbitration to players was tonight at 9 PM and the Padres have offered arbitration to 3 Type-B Free Agents, Jon Garland, Kevin Correia, and Yorvit Torrealba. If these players do not accept arbitration, then the Padres will receive a supplemental draft pick as compensation.

The Padres did not offer arbitration to David Eckstein (Type B) or to Miguel Tejada (Type A).

Definition of Type A and Type B Free Agents:

In Major League Baseball, free agents are classified as either Type A, Type B, or unclassified. Type A free agents are those determined by the Elias Sports Bureau to be in the top 20% of all players based on the previous two seasons. Type B free agents are those in the next twentieth percentile. Unclassified free agents are those remaining in the bottom sixtieth percentile.

Teams that lose a Type A free agent, to whom they have offered arbitration, receive the top draft pick from the team that signs the free agent, plus a supplemental draft pick in the upcoming draft as compensation. Teams losing Type B free agents, or Type A’s not offered arbitration, receive only a supplemental pick as compensation. Teams that lose unclassified free agents do not receive any compensation. –

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Tags: David Eckstein Jon Garland Kevin Correia Miguel Tejada Yorvit Torrealba

  • Larry Faria

    We hear about the type As and type bs, but what of the unranked, like Chris Young? I imagine he;d be dangerous to offer arbitration (if he even qualifies for it – these rules are tougher to figure than hockey’s blue line rule) but I haven’t heard anything about him since his option was turned down.

    • Ernie Padaon

      tell me about it… all the rules in the off-season are just crazy… it is so much easier when we are playing the games to write about stuff. :)

      but CY and the people that are not either Type A or Type B, so there is no compensation if he does not accept arbitration. His arbitration dollar amount would have been too high and surely CY would have accepted it.

      CY seems that he wants to stay with the Padres as he recognizes the benefits of playing in Petco Park and he may take a discounted rate to stay here.