Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum highlighted the list of 128 players who filed for salary arbitration Friday, the last day that players could file.
Lincecum, a former Washington Husky, made just $650,000 last season, when he became the NL’s first repeat Cy Young winner since Randy Johnson from 1999 to 2002. Lincecum could earn more than $10 million this season.
Also due for a big raise is Seattle pitcher Felix Hernandez. The Mariners hope to strike a long-term deal with Hernandez, who went 19-5 with a 2.49 ERA last year, when he finished second in AL Cy Young voting.
The Padres have agreed to trade third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and a minor leaguer to the Athletics for outfielders Scott Hairston and Aaron Cunningham, according to a source. … Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly said he doesn’t know when he might be able to pitch after having arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder in early November. … Among the players avoiding arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts were Padres closer Heath Bell ($4 million) and Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley ($3.85 million).