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Dodgers Sign Free Agent Catcher Griffin Lockwood-Powell

Another prospect behind the plate for Los Angeles.



The MLB draft might be over, but that doesn’t mean the Dodgers aren’t still looking at names to pick up. They can still sign the undrafted players to free-agent deals if they see something that they like. And from what it sounds like, they have found one of those guys. 

The Dodgers reportedly scooped up free agent catcher Griffin Lockwood-Powell out of Central Michigan University. Those taken outside of the draft are only allotted a maximum bonus of $20,000. Lockwood-Powell put up some pretty good numbers playing for Division 1 CMU across his 4 years there. 

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In his senior year, Lockwood-Powell slashed .265/.364/.382 and hit 3 home runs in 33 games played. He mostly played catcher with CMU but also spent some time over at first base. The Dodgers have not yet announced the free-agent signing. 

The Dodgers will not doubt look to continue to sign players left over from the draft. Head of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino said recently that the draft does need to be longer and that the team had their eye on several players beyond the 20th round of picks. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. According to Baseball America the Dodgers have signed these undrafted free agents:

    Jonathan Edwards, RHP, Georgia Southern; Austin Gauthier, SS, Hofstra; Griffin Lockwood-Powell, C, Central Michigan; Orlando Ortiz, RHP, Troy; and Adam Scoggins, LHP, Oral Roberts

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