Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Former All-Star Closer

The Los Angeles Dodgers have continued their offseason of intriguing signings, with a low-risk, high-reward signing of a former All-Star reliever on a one-year contract. It's a $1.1M deal for 28-year-old Alex Reyes. But with plenty of incentives.

The Dodgers have a $3M club option in 2024. The contract is also loaded with performance bonuses that could take it all the way up to $10M.

Reyes made the MidSummer Classic in 2021 after securing over 20 saves by the All-Star Break for the St. Louis Cardinals. But his second half was more of a disappointment, as his ERA soared and he eventually lost the closer role in September. He finished the season with 29 saves and a 3.24 ERA with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings. 

The former top prospect, however, missed the entire 2022 season with a right shoulder injury. He’ll likely miss the first half of the 2023 season, but the Dodgers still expect that he'll make an impact at some point this year.

Reports have Reyes looking good in his recovery, and the team hopes that he'll be back by the All-Star Break.

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