The Los Angeles Dodgers have avoided arbitrary with both of their arbitration eligible players. On Friday, the dodgers came to terms on one-year deals with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-handed relief pitcher Ronald Belisario.
Ellis agreed to a $2 million deal, up from $490,000 in 2o12 and Belisario signed for $1.45 million after making $480,000 last season.
Belisario had an impressive year as well. After missing the entire 2011 season because of visa problems in his home country and serving a 25-game suspension last season for testing positive for cocaine in a routine drug test, he had a record of 8-1 with an earned run average of 2.54 and a very impressive WHIP of 1.07 over the span of 71 innings.