The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t leave the Winter Meetings empty-handed, as they made a pair of small deals for a couple of minor-league pitchers. Earlier this morning they signed right-hander Sam Demel to a minor-league deal. Demel spent three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks before spending 2013 in Triple-A for the New York Yankees. The right-hander was likely signed for some minor league bullpen depth.
The Dodgers also made a deal for right-hander Seth Rosin as part of the Rule 5 Draft. They acquired Rosin from the New York Mets for a player to be named later after the Mets took Rosin in the draft from the Philadelphia Phillies.
Also, the Dodgers were rumored to be considering a deal that would send speedster Dee Gordon to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Justin Maxwell. The Royals acquired Maxwell last season from the Houston Astros and his acquisition could signal the Dodgers plan to deal one of their high-priced outfielders this off-season. Meanwhile, Gordon is one of the few Dodger prospects with major league experience and could fit the Royals need of an infielder.
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