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Twenty-seven players qualify for Super Two

Posted on: October 27, 2011 10:39 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 10:41 pm
By Evan Brunell

Twenty-seven players have earned the right to a fourth year of arbitration, as MLB Trade Rumors has discovered. Highlighted among the names is the Rays' David Price.

Arbitration normally kicks in only after a player's third year, and he goes through the process on a yearly basis until he reaches six years of service, qualifying for free agency. However, the top 17 percent of players who just missed three years and had at least 86 days of service time qualify for arbitration and are called "Super Twos." This year the cutoff is late at 2 years and 146 days, way up from last season's two years and 122 days.

Price qualifying hurts the Rays, who now will be paying him millions more than they would have if he had missed the cut. Other significant names include the Red Sox's Daniel Bard, the Nationals' Tyler Clippard and Jordan Zimmermann, Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler and  the Athletics' Gio Gonzalez.

Courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors, here is a list of all Super Two eligible players, as well as their dates of service:
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