Arbitration hearings set for remaining cases
Elvis Andrus: Feb. 9
Mike Napoli: Feb. 15
Nelson Cruz: Feb. 17
The team and the player have until that hearing date -- really, they have until right before the hearing starts -- to come up with a deal. The Rangers haven't gone to a hearing since 2000 (Lee Stevens).
The largest gap with those remaining players is Mike Napoli, who asked for $11.5 million this season and the Rangers countered with $8.3, a $3.2 million difference.
Andrus and the club are $950,000 apart and Cruz and the club are $2 million apart (Cruz submitted $7.5 million with the club countering at $5.5).
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