The Dodgers are putting the finishing touches on getting all of their arbitration-eligible players signed to deals. With 7 players left to make deals with this week, Los Angeles seems to be closing in on getting them all done. The most recent name to pop up with their figure is Corey Seager, who signed a new deal for 2021 today.
The deal for Seager is worth a reported $13.75 million. That new contract is a sizeable bump up in his final year of arbitration with the Dodgers after making $7.6 million for the 2020 season. That figure was obviously cut down by the shortened 60-game season.
Corey Seager, Dodgers agree: $13.75M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2021
Healthy for the first time since 2017, Seager put together a season that reminded everyone why the Dodgers were so high on him in the first place. Seager slashed .307/.358/.585 and had 28 extra-base hits during 2020. He also drove in while putting up 2.1 bWAR in the shortened season.
In the postseason, Seager really turned it on. He strung together 17 hits between the NLCS and the World Series, taking home MVP honors for both. Seager also crushed 7 homeruns during those 2 series and broke plenty of Dodgers franchise records along the way.
Now the hard part comes for the Dodgers, as they will have to work on extending Seager before the season is up. Given that his agent is Scott Boras, there is a possibility that Seager will hit the free-agent market before accepting an extension in the middle of the season. But you can bet that Andrew Friedman is working on something in the meantime.
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