Dodgers News: Louis Coleman Non-Tendered, Becomes Free Agent

Dodgers News: Louis Coleman Non-Tendered, Becomes Free Agent

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The Los Angeles Dodgers did not tender a contract to Louis Coleman on Friday, immediately making the right-handed reliever a free agent. While Coleman was non-tendered, he could re-sign with the Dodgers, just as Lisalverto Bonilla did last offseason.

Signed to a one-year contract in February, Coleman made the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster after a solid showing in the Cactus League. His chances were also boosted by the fact that Coleman didn’t have any Minor League options remaining.

Coleman made 50 appearances before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 3 with right shoulder fatigue. He went 2-1 with a 3.70 ERA, 3.35 FIP, 1.33 WHIP, 37 walks and 16 strikeouts in 41.1 innings up to that point.

The right-hander made four rehab appearances with Oklahoma City and Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers, allowing only an unearned run in four innings, prior to being reinstated from the DL on Sept. 2.

Coleman threw 6.2 innings over 11 games during the final month of the regular season, allowing eight runs on six hits, three of which were home runs. He finished the year with a 4.69 ERA, 4.31 FIP, 1.44 WHIP, and subsequently was left off the Dodgers’ postseason rosters.

The Dodgers tendered contracts to their six remaining arbitration-eligible players: Luis Avilan, Josh Fields, Yasmani Grandal, Vidal Nuno, Darin Ruf and Alex Wood. Chris Hatcher and Scott Van Slyke, who also were eligible for salary arbitration, re-signed to one-year contracts on Thursday.

Charlie Culberson, who wasn’t yet up for arbitration, also previously agreed to terms with the Dodgers. The club currently has 39 players on their 40-man roster, leaving some wiggle room for an addition in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.