Due to their high volume of rotational injuries, the Dodgers are reportedly close to signing free-agent pitcher Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract. Sanchez last pitched with the Pirates this season and will need to serve a suspension if he does indeed get called up.
Sanchez was terrible in four starts, going 0-3 with an 11.85 ERA and would need to serve a six game suspension for throwing at Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig.
Pedro Gomez of ESPN was the first to report the news:
LHP Jonathan Sanchez looks like he’s zeroing in on a deal with the Dodgers. May need a few starts in minors before call up.
— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) May 14, 2013
Sanchez has spent time with the Giants and Royals before his brief stint with the Pirates and it’s widely assumed that his signing is just for organizational depth.
With Zack Greinke confirmed to start tomorrow night at Dodger Stadium and the uncertainty surrounding Josh Beckett, Sanchez is an okay signing.
However, if the Dodgers feel inclined to call him up for some reason, he will be the latest former Giant to don a Dodger uniform. It’s mind boggling to think that general manager Ned Colletti found something in Sanchez’s starts this season that would make him inclined to sign him, but maybe Giants general manager Brian Sabean is punking us all.
Regardless, let’s hope that Sanchez never sees the bright lights of Dodger Stadium and stays in the minor leagues.