With the Dodgers having until Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. to reach a deal with arbitration-eligible players, they were able to agree to a deal with Tony Cingrani.
The deal is for one year, and is worth $2.65 million, fully guaranteed. According to Ken Rosenthal, most arbitration deals are not guaranteed, so this does come as a bit of a surprise.
Cingrani was acquired at the trade deadline back in 2017 from the Reds. He was solid for LA after they picked him up, posting an ERA of 2.79, and striking out 28 in just 19 1⁄3 innings of work.
However, 2018 was a different story for the 29-year-old. He had an ERA of just under five, and only threw 22 2⁄3 innings. He was placed on the DL in May with left shoulder inflammation, and then a month later with a left shoulder strain.
He would miss over three months, returning in September to make only two appearances out of the bullpen.
The other eligible players include Kiké Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Alex Wood, Yasiel Puig, Josh Fields, Pedro Baez, Chris Taylor, Yimi Garcia and Corey Seager.