The Dodgers and right-hander Tony Gonsolin have signed a two-year, $6.65MM contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced. The deal doesn’t affect the club’s window of team control, as he’ll again be arbitration eligible twice more before qualifying for free agency after the 2026 season.
Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic reports the specific financial breakdown (on Twitter). Gonsolin will make $3.25MM during the upcoming season, slightly north of the midpoint between Gonsolin’s $3.4MM filing figure and the team’s $3MM offer. The deal contains a fairly modest $3.4MM base salary for 2024 but would allow the right-hander to tack on a decent amount if he stays healthy this year. Gonsolin’s 2024 salary would escalate by $500K apiece if he makes 14, 16, 18, 20, 24 and 28 starts this year — potentially adding $3MM to his ’24 salary. The contract also contains unspecified bonuses based on his finishes in Cy Young voting.
More to come.