Brett Anderson became the third major league player to accept a qualifying offer on Friday. (Associated Press)
Brett Anderson accepted the Dodgers’ qualifying offer and will return to the Dodgers on a one-year, $15.8 million contract. After multiple reports Friday afternoon indicated Anderson would accept the offer, the pitcher wrote this on his Twitter account:
Here's to being back in Dodger Blue for at least another year.
Brett Anderson (middle) and Howie Kendrick (right) received qualifying offers from the Dodgers on Friday. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers extended qualifying offers to Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson and Howie Kendrick on Friday. If any of the three players doesn’t sign the one-year, $15.8 million deal, the Dodgers would receive a compensation-round draft pick (between the first and second rounds) in 2016.
No player has ever signed a qualifying offer in the three years they’ve been available under baseball’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Greinke, Anderson and Kendrick have seven days to accept or reject the offer.
Howie Kendrick will hit leadoff for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. It’s the first time he has batted leadoff this season; he last occupied the top spot in the order June 11 of last year, when Kendrick played for the Angels.
SAN FRANCISCO — Adrian Gonzalez‘s bad back, Howie Kendrick‘s strained hamstring, and Justin Turner‘s sore left knee will keep three of the Dodgers’ starting infielders out of the lineup Wednesday, one day after they clinched the National League West title.
Otherwise, the lineup has a fairly normal look. That should be the case for the final five games of the season, manager Don Mattingly said: