The Dodgers continue to make minor moves this winter. One of the signings is Daniel Corcino, who has been in the Dodgers farm system for the past four seasons. The second move, which was announced late Wednesday night, is Markus Solbach. The born and raised German spent the 2018 season in the Australian Baseball League.
There wasn’t too much buzz going on around twitter about the Corcino re-signing. It became official when the MLB Transactions page posted it on their site.
Daniel Corcino has spent parts of the last four seasons in the Dodgers organization, spending a minimal amount of time in Los Angeles with the Dodgers. The right-handed starter called both OKC and Tulsa home in the 2018 season. He also played appeared in two games for the Dodgers when the injury big hit the team.
I missed this since it was while I was on vacation last month, but according to the mlb-dot-com transactions page, Daniel Corcino re-signed with the #Dodgers to a minor league deal.
Was arguably the @okc_dodgers MVP last season and had a brief stint in the Majors.
— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) January 2, 2019
The 2018 season was a strong one for the right-hander. He earned high praised from OKC Dodgers Broadcast/Communications Direction Alex Freedman. Corcino’s 103.1 innings of work included a total of 24 appearances and 19 starts on the mound. His 102 strikeouts were the second most on the team, behind Manny Banuelos’ 127.
Markus Solbach has called Australia home this winter. The Adelaide Bite is the team Solbach has been a part of this 2018 season. Late last night, the team announced that Solbach will make his return back to professional baseball in the USA. In 41.2 innings of work, Solbach allowed just two runs along with an outstanding 0.43 ERA. His 11.9 SO/9 is his career high at any level.
BREAKING NEWS: The Big Germ Markus Solbach has signed with the @Dodgers following his outstanding season ?
— Adelaide Bite Baseball Club (@AdelaideBite) January 3, 2019
I’m really hoping that Solbach’s nickname comes along with him to the Dodgers. “The Big Germ” spent time in both the Twins and Diamondbacks minor league systems in his first six seasons. Solbach has never had anything better than an average season during his time as a professional.
“This is what I’ve been waiting for over the last two and a half years and I thank the Dodgers for giving me this opportunity and the Bite for letting me showcase myself in front of scouts in such a great team and league.”
Solbach was slated to start Wednesday night for the Bite in a first of three-game series against Geelong-Korea. His eight dominant innings led to a Bite win over Geelong-Korea. He allowed just four hits, one run, along with five strikeouts in the victory.
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