Dinelson Lamet's salary more than triples as Padres avoid arbitration

SAN DIEGO — Dinelson Lamet more than tripled his salary for 2021 after a breakout season last year. The 28-year-old Dominican and the Padres avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $4.2 million salary for 2021. Lamet would have made $1.3 million over a full season in 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic whittled the season to 60 games. Lamet did all he could with the shortened season, finishing fourth in NL Cy Young voting after striking out 93 batters in 69 innings and going 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA. His 0.855 WHIP was the third-lowest among qualifying starters in 2020, while his 34.8% strikeout rate w…

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