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.


12 Responses to Octavio Dotel To Decline Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

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

  2. dusto 5 years ago

    Grunt!…. splash….

    The sound of Dodgers throwing away draft picks…

    • 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 5 years 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 5 years 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.

    • he also ouldnt cost a pickkk

    • he also ouldnt cost a pickkk

  3. Slopeboy 5 years ago

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

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

  5. Red_Line_9 5 years ago

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

  6. crashcameron 5 years 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

  7. thebigdog 5 years ago

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

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