Tigers pitcher David Price and Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg were among 175 players who filed for salary arbitration.
Teams and players have until Friday to make submissions on salary, and both sides can continue to negotiate new contracts for those players.
Pitchers Doug Fister, Jeff Samardzija, Rick Porcello, Ian Kennedy and Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis also filed for arbitration. The arbitration hearings are set for the first weeks in February.
Last season, 146 players filed for arbitration, with only three players (Cleveland Indians pitchers Vinnie Pestano and Josh Tomlin and San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner) having their cases heard. Pestano and Tomlin lost their cases, while Cashner won his case and made $2.4 million last season.
All 30 MLB teams had at least two players file for arbitration, and the Pirates had 12 players file.
Price made $14 million last season with the Tampa Bay Rays and Tigers, who dealt for the four-time All-Star at the trading deadline.
Strasburg collected almost $4 million in salary in 2014 and will be in the second of three arbitration seasons.
Davis made $10.35 in base salary and was suspended for 25 games for violating the league’s drug policy when he tested positive for Adderall. Davis, who led the majors in home runs in 2013, still has one game left on his suspension.
- Scooby Axson