Walker Buehler Reportedly Rejected Contract Extension Prior To 2021 Season


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According to reports, Walker Buehler reportedly rejected an extension from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2021 season.

Walker Buehler under club control for another three seasons. He cannot become a free agent until after the 2024 season. Buehler reportedly filed at $4.15 million for the 2021 salary.He was said to have intentions of going through with an arbitration hearing unless receiving a multi-year contract. That ultimately came to be as Buehler and the Dodgers avoided to a two-year, $8 million contract that included a signing bonus and incentives.

According to Pedro Moura of Fox Sports, the Dodgers first tried to sign Buehler to a long-term contract extension:

He rejected an extension offer that would have guaranteed him many millions of dollars, deciding instead on a shorter-term pact that still secured him a significant sum.

Buehler was coming off a World Series win in 2020 but was limited with this blister injury. Buehler finished 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA, 4.36 FIP, 0.96 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 8 starts during that shortened season.

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