LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers signed pitcher Alex Wood to a one-year contract on Friday, avoiding salary arbitration with the left-hander.
With three years, 123 days of major league service time, Wood was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time. MLB Trade Rumors projected a $2 million salary for the left-hander in 2017, while I estimated a $2.65 million salary for Wood.
Wood earned $530,000 in 2016.
The left-hander was 1-4 with a 3.73 ERA and 3.18 FIP in 14 games for the Dodgers last year, including 10 starts. He was sidelined after a May 30 start with elbow discomfort and later underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow in July.
Wood was out two months after surgery, then made his way back as a relief pitcher in the final weeks of he season, pitching in four games down the stretch followed by one appearance in the NLCS, pitching a total of six scoreless innings with five strikeouts.