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Dodgers sign Free Agent Pitcher Chris Nunn

The Dodgers have agreed to a minor league deal with free-agent left-handed reliever Chris Nunn, according to his Twitter account.

Nunn, a 28-year-old, was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 24th round of the 2012 draft out of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

He has pitched at the minor league and independent ball levels for the past six seasons, posting a career 3.92 ERA with 346 strikeouts in 321 2/3 innings of work.

Nunn pitched in the Houston Astros organization last year after they took him in the 2017 Rule 5 Draft. He posted a 1.80 ERA with a 10.35 K/9 in 20 innings at the AA-level before being promoted and struggling with his command over a small sample at the AAA-level.

He signed with the Texas Rangers at the start of the 2019 season but he was released in spring training.

Standing at 6-5, Nunn is able to reach triple digits on the mound and recently went viral on twitter because of videos posted by Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) and Friedman’s Flatground App.

On April 12, Nunn threw for scouts from the Dodgers, Giants, Marlins, Mariners, Red Sox and Blue Jays and was sitting 95-97 mph, according to Darren Wolfson.

Nunn will head to the Dodgers’ minor leagues, although the level has not been announced. If he continues to develop, it would not be surprising to see Nunn pitch in the big leagues at some point this season or next season.

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Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. We need another catcher, if not one of our prospects then one from somewhere else. C’mon man.

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