Record Filing Numbers For Lincecum, Giants

Tim Lincecum filed for a $21.5MM salary through arbitration and the Giants countered at $17MM, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets. Both figures set new records for players with less than six years of service time. Derek Jeter ($18.5MM) and the Yankees ($14.25MM) had established the previous marks more than a decade ago, in 2001.

Roger Clemens once filed for a $22MM salary via arbitration, but it was after he had become eligible for free agency.

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