Chamberlain, Hughes Among 4 Yankees Pitchers Seeking Arbitration

Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes are among four New York Yankees pitchers seeking salary arbitration, the Major League Baseball Players Association said.

A total of 133 players are requesting salary arbitration, the union said yesterday. Both sides will submit salary proposals next week, with hearings scheduled next month.

Chamberlain went 1-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 4.35 earned run average after missing the first part of last season when he dislocated his ankle while playing on a trampoline with his son. Hughes had a 16-13 record with a 4.23 ERA. Teammates Boone Logan (7-2, 3.74 ERA) and David Robertson (2-7, 2.67) also filed for arbitration.

First baseman Ike Davis, second baseman Dan Murphy and pitcher Bobby Parnell of the New York Mets are on the list.

The Boston Red Sox have the most players at nine, including outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

Also on the list are Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza, Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Garrett Jones, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence and Washington Nationals infielder Ian Desmond.

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