Dodgers renew contracts of rookies of year Bellinger, Seager

March 14, 2018 GMT

The Los Angeles Dodgers have renewed the contracts of 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger for $585,000 and of 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager for $605,000.

The NL champions gave Bellinger a $233,900 salary in the minor leagues in the unlikely event the first baseman is sent down. Seager’s minor league salary under the renewal is $287,500.

Bellinger made his big league debut last April 25 and hit .267 with an NL rookie-record 39 homers and a team-high 97 RBIs. He will not be eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2019 season.


Seager’s contract also was renewed by the Dodgers last year, when the shortstop earned $575,000. He hit .295 with 22 homers and 77 RBIs. He will be eligible for arbitration next winter.

Los Angeles also renewed the contracts of outfielder Chris Taylor ($575,000/$254,100) and catcher Austin Barnes ($555,000/$270,000).

The Dodgers reached agreements with third baseman Kyle Farmer ($547,500/$88,900); outfielders Andre Toles ($555,000,$270,000) and Alex Verdugo ($547,500/$88,900); right-handers Ross Stripling ($555,000/$256,100), Dylan Baker ($547,500/$88,900) and Wilmer Font ($550,000/$88,900); and left-handers Scott Alexander ($555,000/$258,100) and Adam Liberatore ($565,000/$247,400).


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