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Luis Avilan and Dodgers avoid salary arbitration

Luis Avilan and Dodgers avoid salary arbitration
Luis Avilan was acquired by the Dodgers from the Atlanta Braves in a three-way trade in July that involved the Miami Marlins. (Harry How / Getty Images)

The Dodgers avoided salary arbitration with Luis Avilan, agreeing to a one-year contract with the left-hander worth $1.39 million.

With Avilan, Scott Van Slyke and Chris Hatcher signed for the upcoming season, the Dodgers have three remaining arbitration-eligible players: closer Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner and catcher Yasmani Grandal.

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If the Dodgers can't reach agreements with those players by 10 a.m. on Friday, they will exchange salary figures with them. If the team and each player can't settle on a deal after that, the players' salaries will be determined by an arbitration panel.

Avilan, 26, was acquired by the Dodgers from the Atlanta Braves in a three-way trade in July that also involved the Miami Marlins.

Avilan became a late-inning option for the Dodgers, even though he posted a 5.17 earned-run average for them as the result of a shaky finish to the regular season. Avilan pitched in 23 games for the Dodgers.

In all, Avilan made 73 appearances last season, which tied him for the 10th-most in the National League.

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