Dodgers retain Puig, 9 other arbitration-eligibles

Cingrani reportedly agrees to 1-year, $2.65 million deal

December 1st, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday non-tendered reliever Pat Venditte while tendering contracts to all other unsigned players on the 40-man roster.
That includes left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani, who reportedly agreed to a deal for 2019. The club did not confirm that report.
Among the players tendered contracts were 10 eligible for salary arbitration: Cingrani, , Alex Wood, , , Chris Taylor, , , Josh Fields and .
Venditte was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room for left-handed reliever , who was acquired from Atlanta.
Cingrani, eligible for free agency after the 2019 season, will receive a guaranteed salary of $2.65 million, a modest raise from his $2.3 million during an injury-plagued '18. The club must be confident about his health to guarantee the salary, as arbitration-eligible contracts generally are not guaranteed.
The 29-year-old Cingrani, a key contributor after his acquisition during the 2017 season, was a greatly missed non-factor in '18.
He spent 10 days in May on the disabled list, then missed virtually the last four months of the regular season with a left shoulder strain. He was 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings, but made just two appearances after June 6 in an unsuccessful September comeback.
The Dodgers cleaned up most of their potential non-tenders in the last week when they removed Tom Koehler, and from the 40-man roster.
If a tendered arbitration-eligible player cannot agree with the club on a salary, it will be decided through the arbitration process.