The Los Angeles Dodgers declined the option of reliever Joe Kelly for the 2022 season, the team announced Saturday.
Kelly was in line to make $ 12 million next season. The right-hander will now try free agency, but there is a mutual interest in returning to Los Angeles, reports MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.
However, he will receive a purchase of 4 million dollars because they did not exercise that option, it is a capsule that is in the contract of the two-time MLB champion.
The 33-year-old can resume shooting in six weeks after suffering a bicep strain in the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times.
Kelly posted a 2.85 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 48 appearances for the Dodgers in 2021. (Fielding)
A few #Dodgers takeaways from the article:
• A move to 3B appears imminent for Corey Seager + he was offered a contract extension earlier in the year
• Scherzer is wanted back, but $ 100M is feasible
• Joe Kelly expected to get $ 4M buyout + won’t be ready for start of 22 https://t.co/TtbwKJjbZ6
– Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) October 30, 2021