Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With Julio Urias

A new deal for Julio.

The Dodgers are closing in on completing deals for all of their arbitration-eligible players for the 2021 season. Just minutes after Corey Seager’s deal was announced, Los Angeles also had their deal with Julio Urias released.

The Dodgers will pay Julio $3.6 million for the 2021 season to avoid arbitration. This is Julio’s first year of arbitration eligibility. He was projected to make around $2.3 million, but it will end up being slightly higher. Still, Julio will end up being a pretty big discount for his role. 

Urias was incredibly vital in the Dodgers’ path to the World Series in 2020. He made 6 appearances in the postseason and ate up innings at really important times for Los Angeles. Julio was also the final pitcher in Game 6 against the Rays as he cruised to a 2.1 innings save. 

Related: Dodgers Settle on Terms With Corey Seager

At just 24-years-old, it already seems like Julio has been a part of the Dodgers for a long time. A combination of injuries and the team slow-playing his progression has led to him still not having a ton of experience, making just 74 appearances since 2016. 

Regardless, Julio has stepped into every role that the Dodgers have asked of him over the last few years. He’s made 38 starts and 36 appearances out of relief since he made his debut. In 2020, Julio spent most of the year as a starter with 10 games under his belt. 

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