Los Angeles Dodgers Sign RHP Starter-Turned Reliever

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added a right-handed starter-turned-reliever to their pitching depth chart, signing a 26-year-old who'll be entering his 4th big league season—if he can crack the roster at spring training. 

It's a minor league deal for Jordan Yamamoto, who says he's "ready to get back on track."

The former Miami Marlin and New York Met is pumped to join the Dodgers organization. "They see the potential that I provided back in my career and they wanted to enhance that," Yamamoto said.

He'll be moving from starting to the bullpen, and he's all good with that as well. "I gotta like it... I mean, starters get paid more, but at the end of the day, it ain't gonna matter if I'm sitting in the minor leagues as a starter."

The Hawaii native has pitched a total of 96.2 innings in the big leagues over parts of the last three years, and has a 6.05. But he's ready to get to work with the Dodgers; "everything that'll help me become the pitcher that they want me to be, and that I know I can be, I'm all for."

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