By Jon Weisman
Ahead of Wednesday’s deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, the Dodgers have re-signed right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland to a one-year deal for 2016.
Wieland, who will be 26 in January, had a 4.59 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. He also pitched 8 2/3 innings in two games for the Dodgers, allowing eight runs.
He was one of 16 pitchers to start a game for the Dodgers in 2015.
Wieland went from May 2012 to September 2014 without pitching in the Majors because of two surgeries, including Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2012.
Luis Avilan, A.J. Ellis, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Hatcher, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke are the Dodgers’ other players eligible for arbitration. They must be offered provisional contracts for 2016 by 9 p.m. Wednesday, or they will become free agents.