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Dodgers sign Vidal Nuño to 1-year deal, avoiding arbitration

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LHP was acquired from Seattle on Nov. 7.

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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers came to terms with left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuño on a 2017 contract on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced.

Nuño will earn $1.125 million this season, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Today is filing day for salary arbitration, a procedural move that ensures a hearing between player and team if the two sides can’t reach an agreement. The salary exchange date is Friday.

Four Dodgers remain eligible for salary arbitration — catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Alex Wood, Luis Avilan and Josh Fields.

The club signed Scott Van Slyke ($1.325 million) and Chris Hatcher ($1.25 million) on Dec. 1, avoiding arbitration for both.

Nuno, acquired from the Mariners for catcher Carlos Ruiz on Nov. 7, was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time, with three years, 15 days of major league service. The left-hander posted 3.53 ERA and 4.51 FIP in 53 games with Seattle last season, all but one game in relief, with 51 strikeouts and 11 walks in 58⅔ innings.

Last week I reviewed comparable pitchers to Nuño and estimated a $1.25 million salary for 2017. Matt Swartz at MLB Trade Rumors was much closer with his $1.1 million projection.