Dodgers Sign Veteran Reliever

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Dellin Betances to a minor league contract. If he makes the major league roster, he will make a guaranteed $2.75 million. With that, his contract also comes with $500,000 of incentives. 

Over the last three seasons, Betances appeared in just 17 games. In 2021 specifically, he only pitched once, where he allowed one run in one inning pitched. The 30-year-old veteran sustained injuries to his shoulder and Achilles.

Yet, Betances will now be aiming to stay healthy and earn himself a spot on the Dodgers' major league roster in 2022. When looking at his resume, there's reason to believe that he could still be effective. In 374 career games with the Yankees and Mets, he has a 21-23 record, 2.53 ERA, and 36 saves. With that, he also has appeared in an impressive four All-Star Games. 

With the Dodgers losing Kenley Jansen via free agency, it makes sense for them to take a shot on Betances. Let's see if the veteran reliever can find his old form from here. 

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