The Dodgers and pitcher Vidal Nuno have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $1.125 million contract for the 2017 season, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
Nuno, 29, was entering his first of three years of arbitration eligibility. The Dodgers acquired the lefty from the Mariners in November in exchange for catcher Carlos Ruiz.
This past season, with the Mariners, Nuno posted a 3.53 ERA with a 51/11 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings, coming almost exclusively in relief. Nuno has made 42 career major league starts so he also provides some starting rotation depth for the Dodgers.
We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.
No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.
The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.