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Dodgers Sign RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Minor League Deal

Some good depth at the minor league level.



The Dodgers depth is being tested much sooner than anyone anticipated during the 2021 season. They have a whole lot of injuries to thank for that. Pitching in particular has been an area of concern with the number of guys going down. 

To add to their depth, the Dodgers scooped up RHP Kevin Quackenbush on a minor league deal this month. This is the second time that Quackenbush has been with the organization. Los Angeles signed him to a minor-league deal back in November of 2018 and he spent the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

The 32-year-old veteran spent the 2020 season with the Washington Nationals, though he never cracked the big league squad. The last time he threw a pitch at the MLB level was with the Reds in 2018. Dodgers fans are most familiar with him playing with the Padres from 2014-2017. 

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Playing with the Padres was the last time Quackenbush was an effective reliever. His 2014 season was particularly good, pitching to a 2.65 FIP and 137 ERA+. He struck out close to 10 batters per 9 innings and handled left-handed pitching well, even against the Dodgers. 

Quack had some success in Triple-A with the Dodgers last time around, getting selected to the PCL team at the Triple-A All-Star Game. He made 9 appearances with LA during Spring Training in 2019 and pitched decently. 

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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. Get another manager who can give them a better sense of direction and focus!!! Somebody who can coach them on how to use their common senses on how to hit against the switch to the other side of the field like Pederson did it to them last night!
    Stop trying to hit homeruns and move runners over!!!!
    That’s not hard to do, guys!! Swallow your pride and do it!!! Or fire the manager!!!!

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