Octavio Dotel To Decline Arbitration

Octavio Dotel will decline the Rockies' offer of arbitration, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). The Rockies will obtain a supplementary first round pick in next year's draft for losing the Type B free agent as long as he signs a major league deal with another team.

The 37-year-old pitched for three clubs in 2010, posting a 4.08 ERA with 10.5 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 64 total innings. Dotel saved 21 games for the Pirates before being dealt to the Dodgers and Rockies. MLBTR's Tim Dierkes suggested in June that Dotel may pursue a deal like the one he signed with the White Sox: $11MM for two years.

If you're wondering which ranked free agents have accepted or turned down arbitration, check out MLBTR's free agent arbitration offer tracker.


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12 Comments on "Octavio Dotel To Decline Arbitration"


Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

Doc Oc will probably get the same 1yr/3mil deal. Red Sox?

dusto
4 years 9 months ago

Grunt!…. splash….

The sound of Dodgers throwing away draft picks…

4 years 9 months ago

doubt dodgers would go after him and doubt dotel would want to come back. i’m thinking someone more like gregg, fuentes, farnsworth?, wood? beimel? saito?

dusto
4 years 8 months ago

I guess you dont remember that the Dodgers traded Don’tel for the ominous PTBNL. Could have had a supp 1st round pick. Not that they would have offered arbritration anyway.

dusto
4 years 8 months ago

I guess you dont remember that the Dodgers traded Don’tel for the ominous PTBNL. Could have had a supp 1st round pick. Not that they would have offered arbritration anyway.

4 years 9 months ago

he also ouldnt cost a pickkk

4 years 9 months ago

he also ouldnt cost a pickkk

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

I hope someone signs him. I believe he’s two franchises away from setting the MLB record for most teams played on.

4 years 9 months ago

No way he get’s anywhere near 2/$11. No way.

Red_Line_9
4 years 8 months ago

It’s sandwich time for the Rockies. Dotel’s going to get them a Top 50 pick.

crashcameron
4 years 8 months ago

octavio dotel meet kevin correia

these guys are completely delusional
as would any team that signed either for more than major-minimum incentive deals

thebigdog
4 years 8 months ago

Octavio is declining arbitration because he’s enlisting in the Army — don’t ask Dotel.