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. –

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

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