The Dodgers have already added all of the arms that one pitching staff could ever need. They signed Trevor Bauer to a massive deal this past week, bringing their total number of starting pitchers to 7. That signing also helps out the bullpen tremendously, pushing one more guy into relief.
Despite that, the Dodgers continue to search high and low for depth. Their latest search might lead them to a bullpen session for former Tamp Bay Rays’ reliever Chaz Roe. The 34-year-old right-handed pitcher is scheduled to throw this weekend and members of the organization will reportedly be there to watch it.
Roe was outrighted off of the Rays 40-man roster in October of last year, resulting in his opting for free agency. He plans on throwing a bullpen this week in Lexington Kentucky where several teams are expected to be in attendance. The Dodgers having someone there indicates at least some level of interest in adding him into the mix.
Roe has bounced around the Major League since he was drafted by the Rockies back in 2005. He even spent time in Independent Ball during the 2012 season. Since then, he has been with 8 different MLB organizations, most recently the Rays. His body of work with Tampa Bay should no doubt intrigue the Dodgers and other teams.
Roe made 81 appearances for the Rays over the last 3 seasons, pitching to a combined 3.88 ERA and 3.19 FIP. He struck out batters at a rate of 11 per 9 innings and was successful despite having an incredibly high walk rate. The Dodgers could certainly help with any mechanical issues that have hindered his success.
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