The Dodgers made a pitching depth move on Tuesday with the reported signing of right-hander Beau Burrows. Several journalists as well as Burrows himself have reported.
— Beau Burrows (@TheBeauBurrows) November 23, 2021
The hurler made his MLB debut in 2020 with the Detroit Tigers and, well, instantly made a splash as it were…
Tigers Beau Burrows vomits on the mound in his first pitching appearance this season pic.twitter.com/bvwJ1yF2aD
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) June 12, 2021
In 11 big league appearances between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins, Burrows has a 10.70 ERA over 17.2 innings pitched in the last two years. He’s struck out 11 but also walked 11, so control is definitely an issue for the now 25-year-old. However, he’s found a bit more success at the minor league level with a 3.79 ERA over 122 games, 108 of which have been starts.
Beau Burrows, newest Dodger, has some interesting pitch characteristics. His fastball and curveball mirror each other in movement and spin, and the sweeper that the Dodgers are so fond of teaching would mirror his changeup, as it breaks to ~9 o’clock: pic.twitter.com/xExoKiq0TT
— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) November 24, 2021
Certainly, the Dodgers see something with the former first round pick. His mid-90s fastball and offspeed pitch mix is something the coaching staff can work on developing and possibly turn the righty into another dominant option out of the bullpen.
While it’s not yet confirmed, the deal is presumed to be of the minor league variety. LA’s 40-man roster is already maxed out, so it would have to be without a corresponding move.
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