The Los Angeles Dodgers are planning to non-tender outfielder Cody Bellinger, which would make him a free agent.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news Friday but added that the Dodgers could still try to sign him in free agency, likely for less than the projected $18 million he would have received in arbitration.
The 27-year-old Bellinger has largely struggled the past three seasons, but he was named National League MVP in 2019.
Bellinger was named an All-Star and NL Rookie of the Year in 2017 when he hit .267 with 39 home runs and 97 RBI, and after his production dropped off to .260 with 25 homers and 76 RBI in 2018, he bounced back in a big way the following season.
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