The Los Angeles Dodgers’ efforts of repeating as World Series champions fell short as they were eliminated by the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series.
The organization now enters a crucial offseason in which they’ll have decisions to make on multiple soon-to-be free agents, including Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, among others.
It’s plausible that some of the aforementioned players will be extended the $18.4 million qualifying offer in the coming weeks. Scherzer, however, is ineligible to receive one as he was a midseason acquisition.
The Dodgers also must account for potential pay raises to players already under contract. Cody Bellinger and Trea Turner are among those eligible for salary arbitration.
L.A. additionally must pick up or decline a $12 million team option for Joe Kelly next season. Trevor Bauer holds a player option for $35.3 million, but it’s unclear what will unfold with his situation amid MLB’s investigation into alleged sexual assault.
Bauer has not pitched in a game since June 28 after being placed on the restricted list following a San Diego woman obtaining an ex parte restraining order. Bauer has not been charged, but still faces that possibility and potential punishment by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
Listed below is a full breakdown of where the 40-man roster currently stands in the early days of the offseason.
Dodgers under contract/team control (33)
Starting pitchers: Walker Buehler, Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May
Relief pitchers: Phil Bickford, Justin Bruihl, Garrett Cleavinger, Victor Gonzalez, Brusdar Graterol, Andre Jackson, Tommy Kahnle, Darien Núñez, Evan Phillips, David Price, Jimmie Sherfy, Blake Treinen, Edwin Uceta, Andrew Vasquez, Alex Vesia, Mitch White
Catchers: Austin Barnes, Will Smith
Infielders: Max Muncy, Edwin Rios, Justin Turner
Outfielders: Mookie Betts, Billy McKinney, AJ Pollock, Luke Raley, Zach Reks
Infielders/Outfielders: Matt Beaty, Gavin Lux, Zach McKinstry, Sheldon Neuse
Dodgers with contract options (2)
Starting pitchers: Trevor Bauer (player)
Relief pitchers: Joe Kelly (team; $4 million buyout)
Arbitration eligible (5)
Starting pitchers: Julio Urias
Relief pitchers: Scott Alexander, Caleb Ferguson
Infielders: Trea Turner
Outfielders: Cody Bellinger
Free agents (11)
Starting pitchers: Danny Duffy, Cole Hamels, Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer
Relief pitchers: Kenley Jansen, Corey Knebel, Jimmy Nelson
Infielders: Albert Pujols, Corey Seager
Outfielders: Steven Souza Jr.
Infielders/Outfielders: Chris Taylor
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