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2020 MLB arbitration tracker

Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Nelson's deal with the Dodgers, first reported by the LA Times, could be worth more than $13 million over these next two seasons if he hits all his incentives. He has dealt with shoulder and elbow injuries the last two years, but can help out of the rotation or the bullpen if healthy.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have agreed to terms a one-year contract with RH Jimmy Nelson, who joins RH Blake Treinen as a low-risk, potential high-reward signing. Nelson, per source, gets a $750,000 base salary in 2020 and a $2M club option for 2021, which turns into a $5M mutual option with 60 innings or 40 appearances in 2020.

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White Sox agree with Gonzalez, add to rotation

Gio Gonzalez, who was drafted by the White Sox in the first round of the 2004 MLB draft but never played for the team, is returning to the organization after reaching a one-year, $5 million deal as a free agent.


Brewers sign 1B Smoak to one-year contract

First baseman Justin Smoak, who slumped to a .208 batting average with 22 home runs and 61 RBIs in 121 games for the Blue Jays last season, has reached a one-year deal with the Brewers.

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Source: Sogard reaches 1-year deal with Brewers

Eric Sogard, who rebounded with a career season with the Blue Jays and Rays in 2019 after an atrocious 2018 campaign, has reached a one-year deal with the Brewers, a source told ESPN.

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Anderson joins Brewers after 13-win campaign

The Brewers have added veteran LHP Brett Anderson to their pitching staff. The 31-year-old left-hander was 13-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 31 starts with the Athletics last season.

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Sources: Lindblom, Brewers agree on 3-year deal

Right-hander Josh Lindblom, who went 20-3 with a 2.50 ERA pitching in South Korea this past season, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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Right-handed Josh Lindblom is in agreement on a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, sources familiar with it tell ESPN.

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Claudio, Brewers agree to $1.75M, 1-year deal

The agreement is for about $500,000 less than the lefty was projected to earn if the Brewers had allowed him to become eligible for salary arbitration.

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  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4016th
Quality Starts3425th
Batting Average.24620th
On Base Percentage.3299th
Slugging Percentage.43812th