Van Slyke signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Thursday, avoiding arbitration or a possible non-tendering.

Van Slyke might have been a non-tender candidate given that he's hit 30, is still recovering from wrist surgery, and is two years removed from posting an above-average OPS, but it appears the Dodgers valued his versatility and think the bat could still carry some value. If healthy, he will occupy his usual depth role with starts against left-handers.

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