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Dodgers News: Andrew Heaney Free Agent Deal with LA Officially Announced



On Wednesday, the Dodgers made the signing of left-hander Andrew Heaney official, announcing a 1-year contract for the 2022 season.

He had passed his physical earlier in the day.

Heaney joins the Dodgers after pitching 7 seasons with the Anaheim Angels and the final two months of last season with the New York Yankees. In 121 career appearances (112 starts), the 30-year-old has posted a 4.72 ERA. His best season came back 2018 when he registered a 4.15 ERA over 30 starts with the Angels.

Dodgers insider Rowan Kavner had this to say about the pitcher.

Last year, Heaney ranked in baseball’s 91st percentile in chase rate and 90th percentile in fastball spin rate. Opponents had a .196 batting average with 40 strikeouts and four walks against his curveball. He had a 4.03 expected ERA.

As LA has done in the past, there is certainly something they see in the left-hander that can be refined to revitalize his career.

Heaney is expected to be introduced on Friday at Dodger Stadium.

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    • Hello Don. Hopefully this won’t be the ‘ biggest free agent signing. I’m not sure I like the tendency he’s had serving up the long ball. He was a real bust on the Yankees before joining the Angels.

        • No sheet Bayside, just as a few of us were inferring this past season. I asked ole’ D4 numerous times if he was a MOD, he would deflect it. Then asked if when the season was over he was just going to stop Moderating and disappear. No answer, just 775,000,000 million posts about defending Drrrrrrrrr…….. I wonder which one? or 3 he is now,,,,

  1. Another dumpster sale pickup that won’t amount to anything other than a $8million loss and $8 million less for a Chris Taylor offer. More junk to add to the pen….Friedham’s favorite dumping ground…out of sight,,out of mind.

  2. He will be on the IL starting June, until August, then show signs of a couple K’s here and there. Roberts will call him, “the second coming” and Dodgers broadcast will go insane, then knocked out again for the rest of season.

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