Why Joe Fielder’s big contract with the Dodgers won’t stop his pursuit of another deal
Joe Fielders contract with Los Angeles Dodgers will remain with the team through 2019, but it will expire after 2020.
That means the 30-year-old veteran will become a free agent, and if the Dodgers were to let him go he’d have to seek another team.
There have been some high-profile suitors for Fielder, but none have emerged as a top contender.
The two teams that would be the most likely to offer Fielder a long-term deal are the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels.
Fielder is one of baseball’s top prospects, but he’s currently in his fourth year with the D-backs after making his major league debut in 2016.
He’s posted a .284/.343/.434 batting line with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs.
Fielders deal with salary arbitration in 2020, but the two sides still have a deal in place that could be renewed through 2021.