The Dodgers are known for discovering gold through the signings of veteran pitchers. Today their latest attempt comes in the form of Peter Moylan, who became the Dodgers’ second minor-league signing of the day.
Mark Bowman, the Atlanta Braves beat writer for MLB.com reported the news via Twitter.
Moylan, 34, was non-tendered by the Braves after spending the majority of the 2012 season in the minor leagues.
He appeared in eight games last season, allowed a three runs (one earned) on as many hits in 5.0 innings. He struck out and walked two batters in that time frame.
Moylan nearly missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing surgery on his lower back to repair a bulging disc. He then underwent another procedure, this time to alleviate a torn labrum and rotator cuff on his right shoulder.
In his return to the Braves organization, Moylan spent time at every level of the minor league system. In 21 games, he posted a record of 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA.
He is a longshot to make the Dodgers bullpen, but could be a darkhorse at Spring Training to contend for a spot. However he is likely to remain at Triple-A Albuquerque, awaiting an opportunity to rise to the occasion and contend for a spot in the Dodgers bullpen.
Moylan is a native of Attadale, Western Australia, Australia. He was signed by the Minnesota Twins in 1996.
He is represented by Wasserman Media Group.
The Dodgers also signed veteran catcher Jesus Flores today to a minor-league deal.