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Dodgers: LA Signs Journeyman Reliever to Minor League Contract



It seems like signing pitchers to minor league contracts has become a daily habit for the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to the hurler’s social media account, José Adames has signed a deal with the Dodgers.

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The 29-year-old right-handed reliever has spent eight seasons in the minor leagues. Adames began his professional baseball career as a member of the Marlins organization. He spent the vast majority of his six seasons with the Marlins in Low-A and High-A.

In 2019, Adames briefly played for the Reds organization on two different rookie-level clubs.

Last season, the hard-throwing righty played for the Red Sox on their Double-A (Portland) and Triple-A (Worcester). It was the first time in his career that Adams played above Single-A.

Adames pitched 35 innings between the two clubs. He recorded a 4.11 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. The counting stats also confirm that Adames needs to improve his command if he wants to make it to the majors one day. He did strike out 46 batters, but also issued 20 walks.

In addition to his time in the minor leagues, the pitcher has consistently returned home to pitch in the Dominican Winter League.

Adames joins Robbie Erlin, Cole Duensing, Sam Gaviglio as pitchers the Dodgers have signed to minor league contract.

Due to the current MLB lockout, the Dodgers can only sign players to minor league contracts.

As they always do, the Dodgers are fully exercising their ability to improve their team in anyway possible despite the MLB lockout.

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