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Salary Arbitration
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 01:37

Major League BaseballThe following is a list of the 24 free agents who were offered salary arbitration Monday, December 1st by their former teams. Players have until Sunday, December 7th to accept.

The teams with the largest number of salary arbitration offers include the Angels (4), Diamondbacks, Dodgers, and Brewers (3)


BOSTON (2) -- Paul Byrd, rhp; Jason Varitek, c.

CHICAGO (1) -- Orlando Cabrera, ss.

KANSAS CITY (1) -- Mark Grudzielanek, 2b.

LOS ANGELES (4) -- Jon Garland, rhp; Darren Oliver, lhp; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp; Mark Teixeira, 1b.

MINNESOTA (1) -- Dennys Reyes, lhp.

SEATTLE (1) -- Raul Ibanez, of.

TEXAS (1) -- Milton Bradley, dh.

TORONTO (1) -- A.J. Burnett, rhp.


ARIZONA (3) -- Juan Cruz, rhp; Orlando Hudson, 2b; Brandon Lyon, rhp.

CINCINNATI (1) -- David Weathers, rhp.

COLORADO (1) -- Brian Fuentes, lhp.

LOS ANGELES (3) -- Casey Blake, 3b; Derek Lowe, rhp; Manny Ramirez, of.

MILWAUKEE (3) -- CC Sabathia, lhp; Ben Sheets, rhp; Brian Shouse, lhp.

NEW YORK (1) -- Oliver Perez, lhp.

Below is the ranking type for each player offered:

Ranking                PLAYER                          TEAM
1        B                Blake, Casey                    LAD
2        B                Bradley, Milton                 TE
3        A                Burnett, A.J.                   TO
4        B                Byrd, Paul                        BO
5        A                Cabrera, Orlando              CWS
6        A                Cruz, Juan                       AZ
7        A                Fuentes, Brian                  CO
8        B                Garland, Jon                     LAA
9        B                Grudzielanek, Mark            KC
10        A                Hudson, Orlando             AZ
11        A                Ibanez, Raul                   SE
12        A                Lowe, Derek                  LAD
13        B                Lyon, Brandon                AZ
14        A                Oliver, Darren                 LAA
15        A                Perez, Oliver                  NYM
16        A                Ramirez, Manny              LAD
17        B                Reyes, Dennys                MN
18        A                Rodriguez, Francisco        LAA
19        A                Sabathia, C.C.                 MI
20        A                Sheets, Ben                   MI
21        B                Shouse, Brian                 MI
22        A                Teixeira, Mark                 LAA
23        A                Varitek, Jason                 BO
24        B                Weathers, Dave              CI 

Source: MLBPA, sorting by The Associated Press

Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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