Chris Hatcher

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Chris Hatcher and Scott Van Slyke

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Chris Hatcher and Scott Van Slyke

The Dodgers have avoided arbitration with reliever Chris Hatcher and outfielder Scott Van Slyke. Each player signed a non-guaranteed, one-year contract for 2017. Hatcher signed for $1.25 million and Van Slyke signed for $1.325 million. 

Friday is the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players for next season. The Dodgers’ 40-man roster includes seven other candidates: catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitchers Luis Avilan, Louis Coleman, Josh Fields, Vidal Nuno and Alex Wood, and first baseman Darin Ruf.

Neither Hatcher nor Van Slyke played a prominent role for the Dodgers in 2016. Both were marred by a combination of injuries and disappointing...

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