The Dodgers and free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma were still discussing financial terms of a potential deal Sunday night. Monday morning, Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com reported that the total package could be worth $45 million:
At $15 million a year, that’s a much more affordable contract than the one Zack Greinke signed with the Diamondbacks, or the one Jeff Samardzija signed with the Giants. The Dodgers pursued both pitchers before ultimately falling short.
NASHVILLE — The Dodgers already have one elite closer on their roster and are rumored to be interested in another.
Chase Utley could return to the Dodgers as a utility infielder in 2016. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
NASHVILLE — The Dodgers have re-signed second baseman Chase Utley to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports Sunday. CBSsports.com reported that Utley will receive $7 million.
Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma went 9-5 with a 3.54 earned-run average in 2015 for the Seattle Mariners. He turns 35 in April. (Getty Images)
NASHVILLE — The Dodgers are reportedly the front-runners to sign right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, though reports were conflicted Sunday night as to how close the two sides were to a contract.
Update (6:45 p.m. PT): Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com is reporting that the Dodgers and Iwakuma have agreed to a three-year contract:
Free agent right-hander Zack Greinke went 19-3 with a 1.66 earned-run average for the Dodgers in 2015. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
After introducing new manager Dave Roberts
on Tuesday, Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson said that re-signing Zack Greinke
is the team’s top priority this winter.