Dodgers setup man Pedro Baez won his arbitration hearing against the team and will be paid his requested salary of $4 million, rather than the club’s submission of $3.5 million. JFA represented Baez in the hearing, which was the first win for players in this year’s arbitration proceedings. Prior to the Baez win, teams were 4-for-4.
In 2019, Baez was one of the best setup men in baseball, notching a career-high 25 holds, which was tops among Dodgers relievers and third in the National League. This was Baez’s third and final trip through the arbitration process. Now Baez and his agent, Kelvin Nova, of the Nova Sports Agency, can look forward to next winter when Baez will become a free agent.