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Dodgers Sign Yency Almonte to New Deal to Avoid Arbitration

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed RHP Yency Almonte to a new deal to avoid arbitration. Almonte and the Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $1.9 million deal, first reported by Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Fabian Ardaya reports that the deal is fully guaranteed.

Almonte was expected to get a $1.9 million contract via arbitration, according to MLB Trade Rumors, so the two sides decided to speed up the process and get the deal done.

Almonte struggled in 2023 after a breakout 2022 season, but injuries didn’t help his cause.

The Dodgers are hoping a full healthy Almonte can return to form in 2024, and they’re betting on it with a $1.9 million deal.

After having a 1.02 ERA in 2022, Almonte’s ERA skyrocketed to 5.06 in 49 appearances in 2023. Hopefully, he can return to 2022 form, as he can be a key member of the bullpen next season.

Welcome back, Yency!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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