Dodgers agree to one-year deals with Scott Elbert and Drew Butera
Scott Elbert, who underwent reconstructive elbow surgery, appeared in 43 games last season and had a 2.20 earned-run average. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)
The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players is Monday. The Dodgers now have four players who are still eligible for arbitration: ace Clayton Kershaw, closer Kenley Jansen, catcher A.J. Ellis and right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario.
The deals agreed to with Baxter, Elbert and Butera are all non-guaranteed, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Elbert’s deal is worth $575,000 and Butera’s is worth $700,000.
All three players were candidates to be non-tendered.
Elbert, 28, underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in June. The elbow operation was his third in a 10-month period.
Elbert was a reliable late-inning option from 2011-2012, posting a combined 2.32 earned-run average over the two seasons.
Butera, 30, was acquired in a deal with the Minnesota Twins at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Butera appeared in only four games with the Dodgers.