The Dodgers are not offering any of their 15 free agents arbitration, a team spokesman said Tuesday. Those players include pitcher Randy Wolf, second baseman Orlando Hudson and infielder Ronnie Belliard. The Dodgers were expected to offer arbitration to Wolf because of their need for starting pitching, his relatively modest earnings this year (he made $5 million in base salary and another $3 million in incentives) and his status as a Type A free agent. Had the Dodgers offered Wolf arbitration, only to have him reject their offer and sign with another team, the Dodgers would have received the signing team's first-round draft pick. Hudson is also a Type A free agent. Belliard and pitchers Jon Garland, Guillermo Mota, Will Ohman and Vicente Padilla were Type B free agents.
Dodgers Shockingly Decline Arbitration To All Free Agents