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Dodgers Rumors: Austin Barnes Agrees To 1-Year Contract, Avoids Arbitration

While MLB free agency has yet to reach full swing, a layer to it comes Friday with the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players who are eligible for salary arbitration this winter.

For the Los Angeles Dodgers that applied to Scott Alexander, Pedro Baez, Austin Barnes, Cody Bellinger, Yimi Garcia, Kiké Hernandez, Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Ross Stripling, Chris Taylor and Julio Urias.

Alexander reportedly agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. It came as somewhat of a surprise considering Alexander struggled through much of the 2019 season and was thought to be a non-tender candidate.