The Dodgers agreed to terms on one-year contracts with two players Thursday: pitcher Chris Hatcher and first baseman/outfielder Scott Van Slyke.
According to the Associated Press, Van Slyke’s deal is worth $1,325,000 and Hatcher’s contract is worth $1.25 million.
Hatcher and Van Slyke were eligible for arbitration this off-season, and also candidates to be non-tendered following their subpar 2016 seasons. If non-tendered, both players would have become free agents.
Seven other players must be tendered contracts by 5 p.m. Friday in order to remain in the Dodgers organization: Yasmani Grandal, Alex Wood, Luis Avilan, Josh Fields, Louis Coleman, Vidal Nuno and Darin Ruf.
Hatcher, 31, missed most of the season with an oblique strain. The right-hander had a 5.53 ERA in 40 ⅔ innings before suffering the injury.
Van Slyke, 30, missed time with lower back irritation and a right wrist injury, the latter of which ended his season in August. His slash line slipped across the board for the second straight season, to .225/.292/.314 in 52 games.