November 30, 2022

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Boras Says Cody Bellinger, Ex-Dodgers OF, Is Not Seeking Multiyear Contract in Free Agency

Boras Says Cody Bellinger, Ex-Dodgers OF, Is Not Seeking Multiyear Contract in Free Agency

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OKBET allsports : Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is ready to become a free agent for the first time in his six-year career, but he doesn’t seem interested in signing a long-term contract.

Bellinger, 27, does not want to be signed to a club through the 2023 season, according to his agent Scott Boras’s comments to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

According to Boras, “I’ve already been given multi-year contracts.” “At his age, we probably don’t want a multi-year commitment.”

Bellinger hit.210/.265/.389 with 19 home homers and 68 RBI in 144 games last year. Given that Bellinger broke into the game in 2017 and was immediately elected National League Rookie of the Year, the Dodgers’ decision on Friday not to give him a contract for the 2023 season came as a huge shock.

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Bellinger was crowned National League Most Valuable Player just three years ago after he hit 47 home runs and drove in 115 runs. The two-time All-Star used to be one of the most exciting young hitters in the majors, but he hasn’t performed that way in a while.

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When Bellinger hit a home run in Game 7 of the 2020 NL Championship Series, he dislocated his shoulder and re-injured it during the subsequent celebration. This was reported by Rosenthal. After having surgery in November of that year, he still isn’t back to full health and fitness. Boras explained to Rosenthal that “a lack of power in his right shoulder, not a lack of technique” is Bellinger’s primary limitation.

There is a dearth of quality center fielders, and despite Bellinger’s difficulties at the bat, he is still a valuable asset to any team.

Bellinger may exploit the opportunity presented by a one-year contract to establish himself as an elite player and earn a larger salary the next summer.