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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig Will Not Opt Into Arbitration

Yasiel Puig has decided to not opt into arbitration for his last two seasons on his contract reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. White Sox Jose Abreu chose another route with opting into arbitration.

The Cuban native will be earning $6.5M in 2017 and $7.5M in 2018. Puig have another chance to opt into arbitration in 2019.

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Even though Puig did not want a higher payday, he will had $12M to his name as a signing bonus. The signing bonus is part of his $42M deal, which is spread over seven years.

If you combine his guaranteed contract and divide his $12M bonus over seven seasons, Puig will be making just over $7.2M. Hopefully with the $12M bonus, Puig will show production in the 2017 season.

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