While the Indians continue to pursue starting pitchers outside the organization, the process for keeping one of their own beyond the 2014 season will begin in earnest over the next several days.

Justin Masterson, the Indians' No.1 starter for the last two seasons, is scheduled to file for salary arbitration Tuesday with five of his teammates. On Friday, they will exchange salary figures with the Indians for the upcoming season.

Michael Brantley, Marc Rzepczynski, Josh Outman, Vinnie Pestano and Josh Tomlin are the other players eligible for arbitration. Unlike Masterson, they are not eligible for free agency after 2014.

This is usually when teams and agents of select players start talking about multiyear deals as well as seeking a one-year solution to avoid arbitration. The Indians, as any semi-interested fan knows, have not gone to arbitration with a player since 1991.