This does not guarantee that those players will face an arbitration hearing with the Yankees. Hearings don’t start until Feb. 4 and go through Feb. 20. Teams and players can reach an agreement anytime between now and then, but as a formality they had to file by Tuesday.
MLB Trade Rumors has a handy tool that has salary projections for each eligible player based on how much comparable players have earned. MLBTR’s projects Hughes, who made $3.2 million last year, to earn the most next season, about $5.7 million. Joba ($1.675M in 2012) is projected to make $1.8 million after missing the most of the season. Logan ($1.875M) is projected to earn $2.8 million and D-Rob ($1.6M) is forcast to make $2.7 million.
This will be the last year before free agency for Hughes, Joba, and Logan. D-Rob will also be arbitration eligible next offseason.