The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday they agreed to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration with Joe Wieland.
The 25-year-old right-hander is expected to earn $590,000 in 2016, which matches his salary last season.
The agreement comes ahead of Wednesday’s deadline to tender contracts to players who are arbitration-eligible.
Players non-tendered by the deadline become free agents.
Wieland was one of two pitchers the Dodgers acquired last December from the San Diego Padres, along with Yasmani Grandal, in the trade that sent Tim Federowicz and Matt Kemp to San Diego.
He spent the 2015 with Triple-A Oklahoma City, though made two spot starts for the Dodgers. Wieland went 10-5 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and had 92 strikeouts to 25 walks in 113.2 innings pitched over 22 games (21 starts) for OKC.
Wieland was 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA, 6.94 FIP and 1.73 WHIP in his two starts with the Dodgers. Including time spent with the Padres in 2012 and 2014, Wieland is a career 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA, 5.59 FIP and 1.49 WHIP in 11 Major League games (nine starts).
He set career highs in starts (five) and innings pitched (27.2) during the 2012 season.