We’re now learning that James Loney has accepted a one year deal with the Dodgers. Like Ethier, he will avoid salary arbitration. According to reports the contract is a one year deal Loney Contract Tweet worth 6.375 million dollars. MLB Trade Rumors Arbitration projections had him making 6.5 million. It seems the guys over at MLBTR MLB Trade Rumors Arbitration Projections were right on the money, literally. Loney’s deal also has some player incentive bonuses.
Loney last season batted .288 after a terrible start to the year. Loney hit 12 home runs but 8 of them were in the last two months of the season that saw him change his swing resulting in a torrid final two months, and he had a Phoenix from the ashes resurrection. Loney drove in 65 runs, and played good defense at first base. With Loney agreeing to a deal, that leaves Clayton Kershaw as the only Dodger who’s arbitration case is still pending. Stay here for more Dodgers News.