San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7). Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports.

Headley, Ross, Kennedy, Blanks, and Cabrera avoid arbitration


Chase Headley, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy, Kyle Blanks, and Everth Cabrera have all avoided arbitration with the Padres.  Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner is the only remaining Padre who has not come to an agreement with the organization after filing for arbitration.  The arbitration hearings will take place between February 1st and 21st, according to Matt Fisher of

Third baseman Chase Headley agreed to a one-year/$10.525 million contract.  Reported  by Joel Sherman of the NY Post.

Starting pitcher Tyson Ross agreed to a one-year/$1.98 million contract.  Reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy agreed to a one-year/$6.1 million contract.  Reported by Jon Heyman of

Outfielder Kyle Blanks agreed to a one-year/$987,500 contract.  Reported by Jerry Crasnick of

Shortstop Everth Cabrera agreed to a one-year/$2.45 million contract.  Reported by Joel Sherman of the NY Post.

@UTPadres suggests Cashner is headed to arbitration.  Cashner is the prospective ace of the starting rotation after going 10-9 with a 3.09 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 2013.  He earned $500,000 last season, and is due for a substantial raise.


@UTPadres has also tracked the nearly $12 million uptick in payroll with 17 players under contract for the 2014 season.



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  • ballybunion

    If the filing numbers are accurate (Cashner asking $2.4 million, Padres offering $2.275 million), why isn’t there a settlement? Could there be a personality clash between GM Josh Byrnes and Cashner’s ACC agent? The Padres payroll is up in the middle third of teams, but nowhere near the luxury tax threshold, and $125,000 isn’t going to put them over. Something is wrong here.

    • Jason Green

      It’s hard to say what the sticking point may be. I think every one agrees that a raise is in order. That being said, Cashner has only pitched over 100 innings in a season once. I think that they will come to an agreement a little closer to the Padres number. I would hate for Cashner to go to Arbitration and have to hear how much the team doesn’t think he’s worth.

    • Bernie D’Amato

      Good point, we will see.