Dodgers Tender Contracts to All Players at Non-Tender Deadline
The Los Angeles Dodgers have made their decision at the MLB’s non-tender deadline, opting to tender contracts to all players on their roster. This means that the team’s 40-man roster will remain intact with 39 players. The news was reported by Jack Harris of the LA Times.
There were a few players who were potentially at risk of being non-tendered, including Victor Gonzalez, Ryan Yarbrough, and Yency Almonte. However, the Dodgers have decided to keep the team together for now and will now shift their focus towards free agency and the trade market.
The Dodgers have a total of 12 arbitration-eligible players, all of whom have received contract tenders. According to MLB Trade Rumors, here are the expected contract values after arbitration:
- Will Smith: $9.3 million
- Walker Buehler: $8.03 million
- Ryan Yarbrough: $3.8 million
- Evan Phillips: $3.4 million
- Brusdar Graterol: $2.5 million
- Dustin May: $2.4 million
- Caleb Ferguson: $2.3 million
- Yency Almonte: $1.9 million
- Alex Vesia: $1.2 million
- Gavin Lux: $1.1 million
- J.P. Feyereisen: $1 million
- Victor Gonzalez: $1 million
Last year, the Dodgers made the decision to non-tender Cody Bellinger, who went on to sign a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. Bellinger is now entering free agency as one of the top players available on the market. However, this year, the Dodgers have avoided any similar stories.
With the non-tender deadline behind them, the Dodgers will now shift their focus to free agency as they look to strengthen their roster for the upcoming season.
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