Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year contract that pays a $605,000 salary in the major leagues, a $20,000 raise from last year.
A unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year in 2017, the outfielder/first baseman hit .260 with 25 homers and 76 RBIs last year, down from a .267 average, 39 homers and 97 RBIs in his debut season.
His salary would drop to $292,500 this year in the unlikely event he is sent to the minor leagues.
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Bellinger has one year, 160 days of major league service and likely will be eligible for free agency after this season. He would be eligible for free agency following the 2024 season -- falling 12 days shy of being eligible after the 2023 season.