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Dodgers salary arbitration overview, schedule

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Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner are eligible for salary arbitration this offseason.
Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner are eligible for salary arbitration this offseason.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers still have five remaining players eligible for salary arbitration, a number that could be greatly reduced in the next week or so.

Per the collective bargaining agreement, the date to officially file for salary arbitration is Tuesday, the first move in a two-step process that ends with the exchange of salary figures three days later, on Friday, Jan. 16.

Both the player and team each submit one salary figure, and if the two sides can't work out an agreement the two sides will eventually take part in an arbitration hearing, each side submitting its case to a three-person panel at a later-scheduled time in Phoenix at some point between February 1-20.

But most likely, a deal will get done for most, if not all of these cases before a hearing is needed.

The Dodgers have five players eligible for salary arbitration, the most intriguing of which is Kenley Jansen, who could nearly double his $4.3 million 2014 salary this year, established as one of the best closers in the game. A.J. Ellis is eligible for arbitration for the third time, while Justin Turner will be going through the process for the first time, having been non-tendered last offseason by the Mets. A pair of offseason acquisitions — pitcher Juan Nicasio and outfielder Chris Heisey — round out the Dodgers' arbitration list.

Darwin Barney avoided arbitration back on Dec. 2, signing a one-year deal worth $2.525 million.

We have studied each case to give us a better idea of what salaries these players might earn in 2015. Here is the list, including the projections from MLB Trade Rumors as well. Click on the player name in the table below to see a detailed breakdown of each case:

Player Pos Svc Time TBLA projection MLBTR projection 2015 salary
Kenley Jansen RHP 4.073 $8,000,000 $8,200,000
A.J. Ellis C 4.151 $3,400,000 $3,800,000
Darwin Barney IF 4.053 $2,600,000 $2,500,000 $2,525,000
Justin Turner IF 4.045 $2,600,000 $2,200,000
Juan Nicasio RHP 3.084 $2,250,000 $2,400,000
Chris Heisey OF 4.157 $2,350,000 $2,200,000