NEW YORK -- Cy Young Award winners Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros are among the 156 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday. The players are set to swap proposed figures with their teams this week, unless they agree to contracts.
New York Mets ace Matt Harvey was among the nine players from the NL champions who filed for arbitration. That group includes suspended reliever Jenrry Mejia, who failed two drug tests last year and will miss much of next season as part of a 162-game ban.
Keuchel could be in for a big raise after he earned slightly more than the major league minimum of $507,500 last season, in which he went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA. Arrieta earned $3.63 million and pitched a no-hitter among his 22 wins.
Hearings will be scheduled for the first three weeks of February and will be conducted before three-person panels in Phoenix.
In arbitration, teams went 8-6 last year, which gives them a 301-221 record since arbitration began in 1974. There were just three hearings in 2014 and none in 2013.