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Los Angeles, CA - October 20: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias delivers a pitch during the first inning in game four in the 2021 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers starter Julio Urías delivers a pitch during Game 4 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 20. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers tendered contracts to four of their five remaining arbitration-eligible players before Tuesday’s non-tender deadline.

Julio Urías, Cody Bellinger, Trea Turner and Caleb Ferguson were tendered. Only left-handed reliever Andrew Vasquez, who was picked up Aug. 31 and appeared in two games for the Dodgers, wasn’t tendered a contract.

The four players tendered contracts will head to arbitration unless they reach a deal with the Dodgers to avoid a hearing.

Arbitration hearings usually take place in early February, but the looming lockout could change the schedule. Major League Baseball is expected to impose a lockout and, as a result, a freeze on transactions involving players on 40-man rosters when the collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday night.

Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner blows a bubble while waiting for a pitch.Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner blows a bubble while waiting for a pitch.

Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner blows a bubble while waiting for a pitch during Game 3 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 11. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Turner, acquired with Max Scherzer from the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline, is the reigning National League batting champion. He projects to replace Corey Seager at shortstop before hitting free agency next winter — unless he and the Dodgers come to an agreement on a contract extension beforehand.

Urías is coming off a career season in which he was the only 20-game winner in the majors, posted a 2.96 earned-run average and tallied a career-high 185 2/3 innings. He finished seventh in National League Cy Young Award voting. As it stands, he and Walker Buehler are the club’s top two starting pitchers.

Bellinger struggled with injuries and was one of the worst hitters in the majors during the regular season, batting .165 with a .542 OPS in 95 games, before finding his rhythm in the playoffs. He’ll also be a free agent after the season.

Ferguson, a left-hander, will compete for a spot in the bullpen after missing the 2021 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Source: Yahoo Sports


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