December 11, 2019

Capitals’ Marcus Johansson awarded $3.75 million in arbitration, re-signs with team

A Toronto arbitrator has awarded Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson $3.75 million as a result of Wednesday’s hearing, and the team announced late Friday that he has re-signed with the club for the 2015-16 season.

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Reports: Capitals’ Braden Holtby asking for $8 million in arbitration filing

Washington Capitals restricted free agent goaltender Braden Holtby has asked for $8 million in his arbitration filing, according to Tim Wharnsby of Reuters.

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Nationals avoid arbitration with four players, have three more to go

The Washington Nationals have signed four of their arbitration-eligible players to contracts, avoiding the sometimes messy arbitration hearing with each player in the process.  Over the weekend, the Nats announced that pitcher Gio Gonzalez, acquired in a six-player deal with the Oakland A’s in December, signed a multi-year deal and catcher Jesus Flores signed a one year deal.  Today, multiple reports indicate pitchers Jordan Zimmerman and Tom Gorzelanny signed one-year deals as well.

The signings leave just three players eligible for arbitration: outfielder Michael Morse and pitchers John Lannan and Tyler Clippard.  All three would be due huge raises should their cases be heard by an arbitrator.  The deadline for clubs and players to submit salary figures to Major League baseball in advance of arbitration hearings is Wednesday. [Read more…]

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