Los Angeles Dodgers Add To Their Bullpen Depth

The Los Angeles Dodgers have taken another step to add some depth to their bullpen, signing right-handed reliever Tyler Cyr. 

It's a minor league deal for Cyr, who'll get an invitation to Dodgers spring training. 

Cyr is a late-comer to the major leagues, just entering his age-30 season. He pitched mainly for the Oakland A's in 2022, throwing 13 impressive innings, with a 2.08 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 16 strikeouts and five walks. His fastball sits in the mid-90s. 

He had started the season with the Philadelphia Phillies, but got into only one game before they designated him for assignment. The A's picked him up off waivers. 

At Triple-A with the Phillies affiliate, he recorded six saves, with a 2.85 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 39 games. He struck out 9.9 batters per nine innings. Previously, he'd spent several years in the San Francisco Giants' system, putting up solid strikeout numbers. 

Although he'll likely serve as organizational depth, if he's able to impress at spring training, and then perhaps in Triple-A, Cyr could find himself in the Dodgers bullpen at some point in the 2023 season.

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