The Dodgers have joined most clubs in leveraging the threat of a non-tender to extract a more favorable contract from a player on the bubble. At last year's deadline, they reached such an agreement with infielder Darwin Barney.
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The club's arbitration-eligibles almost certain to be tendered: closer Kenley Jansen ($7.425 million last season), third baseman Justin Turner ($2.5 million), catcher Yasmani Grandal ($693,000) and relievers Chris Hatcher ($523,000) and Luis Avilan ($530,000).
Catcher A.J. Ellis ($4.25 million) lost his starting job with the acquisition of Grandal, but had a bounce-back second half when Grandal slumped. Ellis' importance increases as Grandal's health is in question coming off left shoulder surgery.
The club also is likely to tender reliever Juan Nicasio ($2.3 million) and outfielder Scott Van Slyke ($522,500).
The Dodgers signed their other arbitration-eligible pitcher, Joe Wieland, to a one-year, $590,000 contract.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.