Chris Taylor, Dodgers agree on two-year extension

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire With Max Muncy’s signing on Thursday, Taylor’s signing on Friday and the Pederson decision, the Dodgers have one arbitration case still pending – right-handed reliever Pedro Baez.Related Articles And Dodgers fans aren’t the only ones upset by the delay in finalizing the trade for Betts and Price. MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark released a statement on Friday.“The proposed trades between the Dodgers, Red Sox, Twins, and Angels need to be resolved without further delay,” Clark said in the statement. “The events of this last week have unfairly put several players’ lives in a state of limbo. The unethical leaking of medical information as well as the perversion of the salary arbitration process serve as continued reminders that too often players are treated as commodities by those running the game.” LOS ANGELES — With their blockbuster trade for Mookie Betts and David Price on hold, the Dodgers continued to tie up the loose ends of their offseason.The Dodgers reached agreement on a two-year contract with utilityman Chris Taylor on Friday. Meanwhile, outfielder Joc Pederson lost his arbitration case and will receive a $7.75 million salary in 2020. That salary is still expected to be paid by the Angels. A multi-player deal that will send Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling to the Angels will be announced after the Dodgers’ complicated acquisition of Betts and Price becomes official.Taylor had sought a $5.8 million salary in arbitration with the Dodgers countering at $5.25 million. His new two-year contract is reportedly for $13.4 million with salaries of $5.6 million in 2020 and $7.8 million in 2021.Acquired from the Seattle Mariners in a trade for former first-round pick Zach Lee in June of 2016, Taylor emerged as a valuable multi-position player, filling in at six positions (all three outfield positions, second base, third base and shortstop). Over parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, Taylor has hit .266 with an .800 OPS and 51 home runs. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more