MLB Rumors: AL East Team Among 5+ That Reached Out To Bellinger

After former NL MVP Cody Bellinger was not offered a contract for 2023 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was known that some teams may consider taking a chance on him. But if you listen to his agent Scott Boras, the interest has been off the charts, with "multi-year" offers coming in for the 27-year-old. But for some reason, Boras says he isn't interested in that. 

“I’ve already been offered multi-years,” Boras told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. “Most likely, because of his age, we don’t want a multi-year.” This is likely due to the fact that Bellinger's value is at an all-time low after two dreadful seasons, and he's hoping that he can re-establish higher value.

The Toronto Blue Jays, who had expressed interest in the past, were one of the first teams to reach out to Bellinger after he became a free agent.

Bellinger, in fact, had interest from at least five teams after he was non-tendered. 

MLB Insider Jim Bowden reports that "at least 5 teams called within an hour of him being non-tendered, and several more have called since according to source close to Bellinger."

Bellinger had a combined .611 OPS in the past two seasons, the lowest mark in all of the major leagues for qualified batters. Boras insists it's all because of a shoulder weakness from dislocating it several times in 2020. 

But he's still an excellent fielder both in CF and a 1B, and was an MVP in 2019.

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