The Dodgers and Logan Bawcom agreed to terms on Thursday on a minor league deal. The right-hander will report to extended Spring Training, then either join the Double-A Tulsa Drillers or Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.
The Dodgers signed pitcher Logan Bawcom to a minor league contract. He’ll report to extended spring training, then Tulsa or OKC depending on the need.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) April 18, 2019
Bawcom was drafted in 2010 by the Dodgers in the 17th round, but was never called up to the major leagues by Los Angeles. In 2012, Bawcom was included in the deal to the Seattle Mariners that Brandon League in return.
In his first stint in the Dodgers organization, the highest level Bawcom reached was with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Bawcom has rejoined the Dodgers organization twice since he was traded to the Mariners. In 2016 and 2018, the 30-year-old started with the Tulsa Drillers and was promoted to Oklahoma City.
In his 12 starts last year with the Drillers, Bawcom went 4-6 with a 4.43 ERA in 61 innings pitched. Bawcom was promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma in the same season, where he went 2-4 in eight starts.
While Bawcom spent the 2018 season as a starter, he’s primarily been an arm out of the bullpen in his career. In 360 minor league appearances, only 33 have been starts.
In 8 minor league seasons, he has accumulated a 3.52 ERA in 614.0 IP, with 565 strikeouts, 258 walks, and a 1.331 WHIP.
With the signing providing added depth for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, it may open a door for Bawcom to get his call to the major leagues with the Dodgers juggling their pitching staff on the injured-list.
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