ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Howard Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates his run with Kendry Morales #8 for a 5-0 lead over the Toronto Blue Jay during the second inning at Angel Stadium on May 25, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Four out of six remaining arbitration-eligible Angels signed contracts for 2011 on Tuesday. Kendry Morales signed a deal that will pay him over $3 million in 2011 if he reaches a threshold of Plate Appearances that should be easily doable if he is healthy. Erick Aybar signed in his second year of arbitration eligibility for $3 million. Outfielder Reggie Willits and alleged future batting champion Howie Kendrick also agreed to terms with the club for the coming season according to SBNLA.
The Angels previously signed Jeff Mathis and Alberto Callaspo to one year contracts that avoided arbitration hearings. The only two Angels left to deal with prior to the coming hearings are Mike Napoli and Jered Weaver. The club exchanged figures with the catcher and the pitcher but could not come to an agreement. Barring contract extensions, Weaver and Napoli are free agents after the 2012 season.
UPDATE: According to MMP's link to USA Today, Howie gets $3.3 million in 2011 and Reggie gets $775,000 (not quite twice the league minimum). Napoli wants $6.1 million and the Angels were offering $5.3 mil, while the Boras-represented Weaver asks for $8.8 million in 2011 after leading the majors in strikeouts in 2010. The Angels countered their ace with an offer of $7.3+ million.