Corey Seager, Kenta Maeda, Dave Roberts among finalists for BBWAA awards.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and shortstop Corey Seager are up for BBWAA awards next week. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


Corey Seager has a chance to become the third player ever to win his league’s Most Valuable Player award and Rookie of the Year Award. The Dodgers’ shortstop is among top three vote-getters for both awards, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Monday.

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Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner receive qualifying offers from Dodgers.

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Pitcher Kenley Jansen, center, and third baseman Justin Turner, left, were the only free agents given qualifying offers by the Dodgers on Monday. (Stephen Carr/Staff photographer)


Free agent third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen each received a qualifying offer Monday from the Dodgers, a one-year, $17.2 million contract that players historically reject.

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Dodgers trade Carlos Ruiz to Seattle; return unknown. Update.

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Carlos Ruiz, left, played 21 games for the Dodgers after he was acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers exercised the contract option of catcher Carlos Ruiz and traded him to the Seattle Mariners. The return is not yet known; according to one report the Dodgers will receive a pitcher on the Mariners’ 40-man roster.

Update (9:45 p.m.): The Dodgers will receive left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno from the Mariners, according to multiple reports Sunday night. Nuno pitched 55 games for the Mariners last season, all but one out of the bullpen, and went 1-1 with a 3.53 ERA in 58 ⅔ innings. The left-hander walked 1.7 batters per nine innings and struck out 7.8. Club officials declined to confirm the reports because the trade hasn’t been finalized.

Ruiz, 37, was acquired in an Aug. 25 trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for veteran catcher A.J. Ellis and minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans. He threw out 41.7 percent of attempted base stealers in 2016, the best mark in baseball. Acquired to shore up the Dodgers’ struggles against left-handed pitching, Ruiz reached base in 11 of his 29 plate appearances against lefties in the regular season.

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Scott Kazmir, who had an opt-out clause in his contract, will remain a Dodger.

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Scott Kazmir made 26 starts for the Dodgers in 2016. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Pitcher Scott Kazmir will not exercise a clause in his contract that would have allowed him to walk away from the final two years and $32 million in his contract with the Dodgers.

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Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun, Cody Bellinger steal show at Fall Stars Game.

Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun and Cody Bellinger made a splash at the Fall Stars Game, the annual All-Star contest for the Arizona Fall League, on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.

Calhoun, the starting second baseman for the West team, went 3 for 3 with a home run and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Bellinger, the West’s first baseman, hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The box score is here.

Calhoun hit 27 home runs this year for Double-A Tulsa, and Bellinger 23. Each finished the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. They’ll resume play with the AFL’s Glendale Desert Dogs on Monday.

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