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Dodgers Agree On 2 Year Deal With Austin Barnes to Avoid Arbitration

The final arb case has been settled.



After the Dodgers signed Walker Buehler to a 2-year deal this week, they had just one more pending arbitration case to handle. That was settled today with Austin Barnes before the two sides went to an arbitration hearing.

The Dodgers and Barnes agreed to a two-year deal worth $4.3 million today per Ken Rosenthal. The settlement avoids arbitration and Los Angeles no longer has any pending case to resolve. The cub initially had offered $1.5 million while Barnes brought a $2 million figure for arbitration. 

The signing signals a start to the season for the Dodgers, who did not neet to go to actual hearings with any players. Walker Buehler was another player they were in dispute with over figures until this past week. They gave Buehler a 2-year deal worth $8 million, giving the team a huge discount and locking down Buehler’s salary.

Other Dodgers News

The Dodgers and Justin Turner reportedly agreed to a deal this week, as announced by JT. The deal will be for 2 years with a team option for the third year. The totals around the contract are relatively set, with the reported figure being in the $34 million range. 

The Dodgers made their latest trade with the Miami Marlins by sending Dylan Floro in the deal. Los Angeles will receive LHP Alex Vesia and RHP prospect Alex Hurt in the swap.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. dodgers are getting all the contracts buttoned up for the next two years. the dynasty is here. go dodgers!

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