After signing Dan Haren on Monday, the Dodgers will be losing two pitchers from this past season — one to free agency and the other set to retire after 15 years in the league.
In July, the Dodgers acquired impending free agent from the Miami Marlins, Ricky Nolasco. While he was the team’s fourth starter, it was reported earlier in the off-season that Nolasco was looking for a multi-year deal in the neighborhood of $80 million. The Dodgers never expressed any interest in bringing back the right-hander at that price tag and they won’t have to. It was reported that the 30-year-old has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins. Nolasco will sign a four-year $49 million contract with the Twins and it’s not surprising Dodgers management wouldn’t entertain the idea of signing him to that long of a contract.
At the 2010 deadline, the Dodgers acquired Ted Lilly from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Blake DeWitt and two pitching prospects. In 12 starts, he went 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA and received a three-year extension. However, he struggled with injuries during his Dodger career and was designated for assignment this July. After trying to play in Venezuela, the 37-year-old revealed that age has caught up to him and doesn’t have the ability to continue playing. During his career, Lilly played for six franchises and went 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA.
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ICYMI: The Dodgers and right-hander Dan Haren agreed to a one-year deal