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Dodgers agree with Grandal, Wood, 5 others

All arbitration-eligible players reach deals for 2018
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers reportedly reached agreement on Friday with five players eligible for salary arbitration, a list headed by All-Star pitcher Alex Wood.

Wood, an All-Star in 2017, will receive $6 million. Outfielder Joc Pederson agreed to $2.6 million, left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani agreed to a $2.3 million deal, right-handed reliever Josh Fields accepted $2.2 million and outfielder Enrique Hernandez will make $1.6 million.

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers reportedly reached agreement on Friday with five players eligible for salary arbitration, a list headed by All-Star pitcher Alex Wood.

Wood, an All-Star in 2017, will receive $6 million. Outfielder Joc Pederson agreed to $2.6 million, left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani agreed to a $2.3 million deal, right-handed reliever Josh Fields accepted $2.2 million and outfielder Enrique Hernandez will make $1.6 million.

On Thursday, catcher Yasmani Grandal settled at $7.9 million and reliever Pedro Baez at $1.5 million. Grandal earned $5.5 million last year, and Baez made $550,000.

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Friday at 10 a.m. PT was the deadline for unsigned arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures with the club. The team and player can continue negotiating until a February hearing is held and a decision announced.

Under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers have warned players they will go to a hearing on any case not settled by the exchange of figures. No Dodger has gone to a hearing during Friedman's tenure, which began in October 2014.

Since the inception of salary arbitration 43 years ago, the Dodgers are 14-6 in cases decided by a hearing and 6-1 in their last seven cases, dating to 1991. That includes the most recent wins over Joe Beimel in 2007 and Eric Gagne in 2004.

The last player to win a hearing with the Dodgers was Terry Adams in 2001. The club's first arbitration case was in 1975, when Ron Cey was awarded a salary of $56,000 instead of the club's submission of $47,000.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

 

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