LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday came to terms with left-handed relief pitcher Luis Avilan on a one-year contract for 2016, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced.
Ailvan will earn $1.39 million in 2016, per Jon Heyman.
I guessed a salary of $1.15 million for Avilan in 2016, while MLB Trade Rumors projected a salary of $1.1 million.
Avilan, 26, put up a 4.05 ERA and 3.66 FIP in 73 games in 2015, with 49 strikeouts and 15 walks in 53⅓ innings. He was acquired by the Dodgers from the Braves on July 30, and after joining Los Angeles put up a 5.17 ERA and 3.64 FIP in 22 games, with 18 strikeouts and five walks in 15⅔ innings.
Left-handed batters have hit .217/.281/.294 against Avilan in his four-year career.
With three years, 77 days of major league service time, Avilan was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time.
Today is the deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures. After Avilan, the Dodgers still have three unsigned arb players left — Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal.
With Avilan, the Dodgers have $179.48 million in salary committed to 20 players in 2016, including 18 players on the 40-man roster.