The Yankees had three players who were arbitration eligible this winter and came to an agreement with all of them today, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, and Boone Logan, thus avoiding arbitration, according to three tweets by Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
Hughes gets $2.7 million and Joba gets $1.4 million. Both players were arbitration eligible for the first time and have about three years of service time under their belts. Logan agreed to a deal worth $1.2 million.
Joba earned $487,975 in 2010 and Hughes earned $447,000 so Hughes got the bigger raise. That’s due to the fact that Hughes had the better year in 2010 and is a starting pitcher.