The los angeles dodgers decided not to award a contract to Cody Bellinger for the 2023 season, leaving him in free agency after a season in which he was left in debt.

The outfielder was scheduled to win $18.1 million in salary arbitration if he received a contract from the dodgerswho did not want to risk it and will now look for a better option in the 2023 market.

Bellinger hit .210 with 19 home runs, 70 runs scored, 68 RBIs, 14 stolen bases and a .654 OPS in the season just ended. The player joins the figures that will be in free agency, this by presenting himself on the market with an MVP, 2 invitations to the All-Star Game, a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger and a World Series ring.

“Cody didn’t play the way we expected and that played into the decision not to give him a new contract,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told

“We are interested in meeting with him again. We will continue to negotiate with him in free agency,” he added.

Bellinger is sure to get a good deal on the market for his versatility and talent, even though after his shoulder injury he hasn’t been the same hitter.