Arbitration hearings set for remaining cases

January, 23, 2012
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Arbitration hearing dates have been set for the three remaining arbitration cases involving the Rangers. The dates (all hearings would be in Tampa, if necessary):

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).
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Martin Perez
WINS ERA SO IP
3 1.86 20 29
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Rios .333
HRP. Fielder 2
RBIA. Rios 10
RE. Andrus 11
OPSS. Choo .895
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23