MLB Arbitration Hearings Taking Place During 2022 Regular Season

MLB and the Players Association (MLBPA) both approved a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) earlier this month, ending the lockout after 99 days. Spring Training games are now underway ahead of Opening Day, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 7.

When the new CBA was ratified, free agency and trades immediately resumed. There was a flurry of activity as teams looked to round out their roster for the 2022 season.

Now that the most of the dust has settled, clubs began turning their attention to resolving salaries for arbitration-eligible players. The deadline to do so was last Tuesday, which saw dozens of players agree to one-year contracts for the 2022 season.

Those that didn’t reach a deal reportedly will have their salary settled in arbitration hearings during the regular season, via Anthony Castrovince of

This year, the arbitration exchange date will be March 22, with hearings taking place during the season.

As it currently stands, there are more than 25 players on track to go to a hearing with their respective team. That doesn’t apply to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who signed Trea Turner, Julio Urias and Caleb Ferguson to avoid arbitration with each for the 2022 regular season.

Turner reportedly agreed to a $21 million salary, Urias settled at $8 million and Ferguson will earn $762,500. Turner exceeded the salary projection by MLB Trade Rumors ($19.8 million), and so did Ferguson ($700,000) as he tries to rebound from missing all of 2021 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Urias fell shy of his salary projection ($8.8 million).

Bellinger signed to avoid arbitration before MLB lockout

Prior to the MLB lockout beginning in December, Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers agreed to a contract worth $17 million to avoid arbitration. It was the 26-year-old’s third time going through the process.

Bellinger is coming off the worst statistical year of his career after hitting just .165/.240/.302 with nine doubles, 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 95 games. He did manage to right the ship in October, emerging as one of the Dodgers’ better hitters in the postseason.

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