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The Los Angeles Dodgers have avoided arbitration with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario, agreeing to one-year deals with both players.
Ellis will make $2 million and Belisario will get $1,450,000 in the deals reached Friday.
Ellis batted .270 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs in his first season as a regular with the Dodgers, playing in 133 games. He made $490,000 last season.
Belisario went 8-1 with a 2.54 ERA while pitching 71 innings last season in an impressive comeback after serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for cocaine. He also missed the entire 2011 season with visa problems, but made $480,000 last season.
The Dodgers have no more potential arbitration cases.
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Ronald Belisario & A.J. Ellis have agreed to terms with the Dodgers, thus avoiding arbitration, report Ken Gurnick of MLB.com and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Ronald Belisario’s contract is for one-year and $1.45 million, while A.J. Ellis signed on a one-year, $2 million contract. Assuming he can stay clear of trouble, Belisario figures to be a key component of the back-end of...
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Dodgers infielder Justin Sellers was arrested for popping wheelies on his motorcycle and then doing even more. Will the team keep him?
The Los Angeles Dodgers have avoided arbitrary with both of their arbitration eligible players. On Friday, the dodgers came to terms on one-year deals with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-handed relief pitcher Ronald Belisario.
Ellis agreed to a $2 million deal, up from $490,000 in 2o12 and Belisario signed for $1.45 million after making $480,000 last season.
Ellis is coming off a...
Justin Sellers, current occupant of the Dodgers 40-man roster, might not have to worry about being on it for much longer, as he was recently arrested by the police (h/t True Blue LA/@dpwtv).
Police said Justin Sellers was doing “wheelies” on his motorcycle in a neighborhood near Riva Drive. When officers tried to pull him over, police said Sellers took off.
After a short chase...
The Dodgers have signed former Braves righty reliever Peter Moylan and former Nationals backstop Jesus Flores to minor-league deals with invitations to Spring Training.
Flores has shown enough flashes that he could feasibly challenge for the backup job should Tim Federowicz falter, though he’s almost certainly going to spend the majority of the season in Albuquerque. Moylan figures...
They blamed it all on “jelling.”
The Dodgers embarked upon a flurry of high profile trades in July and August only to fall out of the division race by mid-September and, ultimately, the wild card chase in game 161. The prevailing theory was that the hastily-put-together improved team, that included stars like Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, just didn’t have time to...
LOS ANGELES Major League Baseball today announced the six provisional rosters for participating Baseball Federations in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Six Dodgers are among the events provisional participants Ronald Belisario (Venezuela), Luis Cruz (Mexico), Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Nick Punto (Italy) and Paco Rodriguez (Spain). Additionally...
Nations announced their preliminary rosters for the World Baseball Classic which is to be held this year before the start of the Major League Baseball season.
Six players on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster were chosen to play in the World Baseball Classic. Adrian Gonzalez and Luis “Cochito” Cruz will represent Mexico; Hanley Ramirez is slated to play third base for the Dominican...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have some notable absences from the provisional World Baseball Classic rosters announced Jan. 17. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw, bothered by a hip problem late last season, and right-hander Zack Greinke are not on Team USA. Left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu is not pitching for Korea (he did in the 2009 WBC), and right-hander Kenley Jansen, recovering from a surgical...
Two minor league players have been suspended 50 games after testing positive for banned drugs.
Oakland pitcher Gary Daley Jr. and free agent first baseman-outfielder Austin Gallagher were penalized Friday by the commissioner's office.
Daley tested positive for Methylphenidate. The 27-year-old righty went 10-10 with a 5.11 ERA for Double-A Midland last season.
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (L.A. Dugout) and I talk about the Scott Rolen rumor and the possibility of moving Dee Gordon to the outfield.
We talk about some more international signings the Dodgers made. Ariel Sandoval officially signed while they also inked 17-year-olds Deivy Castillo (outfielder) and Ravel Hernandez (shortstop), as well as Miguel...