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Dodgers News: Edwin Rios Joins Bellinger in Free Agency Following Non-Tender

Earlier today, news broke that the Los Angeles Dodgers have non-tendered former MVP, Cody Bellinger. However, your Los Angeles Dodgers are not done non-tendering their players.

The club officially announced that they have non-tendered two other players with Belli today.

After only appearing in 112 regular season games since 2019, the Dodgers will make Rios, a free agent.

Rios was supposed to be a critical role player for the Dodgers in the past number of years, but health has not been on his side. He was placed in the 60-day IL with a hamstring issue, and after he recovered, the timing wasn’t there for the 28-year-old.

Edwin showed a lot of power at the plate for the Boys in Blue and contributed heavily to their 2020 title run.

Along with Belli and Rios is Luke Williams. Williams was claimed by the Dodgers just ten days ago from the Miami Marlins. He is a .240 hitter and has a total of 225 ABs in his short career.

The Dodgers are not done making moves; the only question is, what else will they do?

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  1. Hmm, if you release all of your problematic power hitters you increase the likelihood we are pounding our heads against wall because of another Alvarez in a couple of years. Just a thought.

  2. Woud have thought he would be tradable at some point this off-season, part of a package?

  3. I’m glad he’s gone. Bellinger seems like he’s always in a daze. There’s no spark. With the money now being saved they have to sign a big bat. I’m for either Judge or Correa. Outman or Pages can take over centerfield.

  4. I feel worse about losing Rios than Bellinger. At least Belli had a chance to play. I understand that Rios has been “injury prone” (a ridiculous term) but but would give him one more chance like the one, two or three chances Belli had even though Belli appears to be “injury prone”.

  5. I like Edwin Rios a lot and I hope the Dodgers re-sign him. He has tremendous power. As for Cody Bellinger he has not had a good year since 2019 and would be better off starting fresh with a new club. That forearm smash with Kike Hernandez was just plain dumb!

  6. I realize the guy is oft injured but he’s a Beltre type hitter when healthy and it’s not as if Friedman hasn’t fallen in love with injured players before, especially if they’re pitchers. Maybe that’s Rios’ problem. He’s not a pitcher. My guess is we’ll miss the guy. Hopefully the Giants or Padres don’t get him.

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