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Arbitration Notes: AL East

Today was the day when teams and players are required to file salary figures for arbitration, and given that the hearing can often become contentious, all sides usually put a pretty earnest effort into avoiding going to such hearings.

With that in mind, numerous players have agreed to one-year contracts for the 2012 season on Tuesday in order to avoid arbitration and keep things a tad simpler. Here are the AL East players that have avoided arbitration by agreeing to deals on Tuesday, and numbers on players that didn't:

Yankees

Red Sox

Blue Jays

Rays

  • David Price signed for $4.35M
  • B.J. Upton signed for $7M
  • Burke Badenhop signed for $1.075M
  • J.P. Howell signed for $1.35M
  • Jeff Niemann filed for $3.2M, Tampa countered with $2.75M. (all via Mark Topkin)

Orioles

  • Adam Jones filed for $7.4M, Orioles - $5M
  • Robert Andino filed for $1.6M, Orioles - $1M
  • Jeremy Guthrie filed for $10.25M, Orioles - $7.25M
  • Brad Bergeson filed for $1.2M, Orioles - $800k
  • Jim Johnson signed for $2.625M
  • Darren O'Day signed for $1.35M
  • Dana Eveland signed for $750k (all via Dan Connolly)