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Dodgers avoid arbitration with Yasmani Grandal with 1-year deal

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has  agreed to terms with the club on a one-year contract for 2016 on Friday, avoiding salary arbitration. the team announced.

Grandal will earn $2.8 million, per Jon Heyman.

Grandal, 27, was salary arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason, now with three years, 115 days of major league service time. He made $693,000 in 2015.

The switch-hitting catcher hit .234/.353/.403 with 16 home runs and 65 walks in 115 games in his first season with the Dodgers. Grandal hit 15 of his 16 home runs on the season as a left-handed batter, and drove in 43 of his 47 RBI while batting left-handed.

Grandal started 102 games on the season — 100 at catcher and two at first base — with 96 of his 102 starts coming against right-handed pitchers.

I guessed a salary of $2.6 million for Grandal in 2016, and MLB Trade Rumors projected a salary of $2.7 million.