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Report: Rockies Third Baseman Nolan Arenado Set to Make Record Salary in Arbitration

All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado will cash in on free agency after next season, but he's still set to make a record-setting number this year through arbitration.

Arenado's team requested a record $30 million salary for 2019 while the Colorado Rockies countered with $24 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Either number would be the most ever awarded to a player through arbitration.

Josh Donaldson set the record last year when he avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $23 million contract with Toronto.

Arenado earned $17.75 million in 2018 when he led the National League with 38 home runs.