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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Mejia, Recker should make Super 2 cut

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- Jenrry Mejia and -- narrowly -- Anthony Recker are currently projected to earn Super 2 status and get arbitration eligibility this upcoming offseason.

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Mejia should finish the season at 2 years, 140 days of service time.

Recker, barring a demotion, would finish at 2 years, 128 days.

One NL executive projected the cutoff would be 2 years and between 120 and 125 days. In April, Ryan Galla of the agency CAA Baseball projected the deadline at 2 years, 128 days.

Matt Harvey (2.072) and Jeurys Familia (2.030) easily will miss the cutoff, so they will have a salary close to the major league minimum again in 2015.

Super 2 status does not expedite free-agency status, which occurs after a player accumulates six years of major league service. It merely means the players get four years of arbitration eligibility rather than three years, so salaries start to climb earlier.

With uninterrupted major league service, Mejia, Recker, Harvey and Familia all would be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.

The 22 percent of players with the most service time between two and three years become Super 2s.