Los Angeles — The Dodgers have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with Walker Buehler to avoid a 26-year-old right-handed arbitral tribunal.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal first reported the agreement and provided details of the two-year $ 8 million deal. According to Rosenthal, Buehler will receive a contract and salary of $ 2.75 million in 2021 and $ 3.25 million in 2022. The contract also includes an escalator clause that can increase Buehler’s salary by $ 500,000, in his case $ 1125,000, at six intervals based on the game started. Win the Cy Young Award in the next two seasons ($ 625,000 if you vote second or third).
When both sides exchanged salaries in January, Buehler sought a salary of $ 4.15 million in 2021 and the Dodgers countered with $ 3.3 million.
Buehler went 24-9 with 3.15 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in four seasons with the Dodgers (including the September 2017 call). He made only eight starts during last year’s shortened regular season, scoring 1-0 at 3.44 ERA.
Buehler, the Dodgers’ first round pick in the 2015 draft, has emerged as a post-season ace for the Dodgers. At the start of 11 postseasons over the last three years, Buehler is 3-1 and ERA is 2.35 and WHIP is 1.00. Buehler made a five-time start with the ERA 1.80 before the Dodgers won the World Series title last October. The Dodgers won four of the five games that Buehler started.
By Bühler’s agreement, the Dodgers have only one unsigned arbitration-eligible player left. This is Austin Barnes, the catcher. Burns filed a $ 2 million salary request, and the Dodgers countered with $ 1.5 million.