LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers did not tender a contract to pitcher Louis Coleman on Friday, making him a free agent.
Today was the deadline to tender 2017 contracts to every player on the 40-man roster not already signed. Every other player was tendered a contract, which is more procedural than anything. These players will still need to sign, but that will come at a later date.
On Thursday, the Dodgers signed pitcher Chris Hatcher and outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to one-year deals, avoiding salary arbitration for both.
With four years, 18 days of service time, Coleman was eligible for arbitration this winter. He was projected to earn $1.5 million in 2017, per Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors.
Coleman was 2-1 with a 4.69 ERA in 61 games for the Dodgers in 2016, with 45 strikeouts and 24 walks in 48 innings, after signing a one-year, $725,000 deal with the team in February.
He is out of options, and turns 31 in April.
The Dodgers now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.