Seven Indians filed for arbitration before Tuesday's deadline. The players, pitcher Mike Albers, infielder Mike Aviles, catcher Lou Marson, pitcher Justin Masterson, pitcher Chris Perez, pitcher Joe Smith and outfielder Drew Stubbs.
The team and players will have until Friday at 1 P.M. to exchange contract proposals. If a contract for 2013 isn't agreed upon by the Friday deadline, hearings will be set for February. However, the two sides can continue to negotiate.
The Indians have not had a player go to arbitration since 1991. Pitcher Greg Swindell won his case, while second baseman Jerry Browne lost his.
This is what the seven players made in 2012: Albers $1.075 million, Aviles $1.2 million, Marson $491,700, Masterson $3.85 million, Perez $4.5 million, Smith $1.75 million and Stubbs $527,500.
According to mlbtraderumors.com, this is what they could be eligible for in 2013: Albers $1.7 million, Aviles $2.3 million, Marson $800,000, Masterson $5.7 million, Perez $7.2 million, Smith $2.7 million and Stubbs $2.9 million.
To be eligible for arbitration a player must be unsigned and have played in the major leagues for three years.
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