Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Longtime Red Sox Pitcher

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a move to bolster their bullpen by signing right-handed pitcher Ryan Brasier to a minor-league contract.

The 35-year-old veteran became available after being released by the Boston Red Sox in May due to his performance during the 2023 season.

In 21 relief appearances with the Red Sox this season, Brasier struggled, posting a 7.29 ERA, a 1.57 WHIP, and allowing 18 runs (17 earned) on 24 hits, including two home runs.

Despite his recent struggles, the Dodgers were attracted to Brasier's history of durability and his ability to eat up innings. With the team facing unexpected challenges in finding reliable low-leverage relief depth, they saw an opportunity to potentially add Brasier to their roster in the near future.

Brasier's initial assignment with the Dodgers organization will likely be with their Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. This move will give him an opportunity to work on his performance and make a case for a call-up to the major league team later in the summer.

Throughout his seven-year career in the majors, Brasier has accumulated a 4.45 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, nine saves, and a 23.8 percent strikeout rate.

He has appeared in 229 games, primarily as a reliever, pitching a total of 218.2 innings. He's spent six of his seven seasons in the majors with the Red Sox.

The Dodgers will hope that Brasier can regain his form and provide valuable relief depth for the team as they continue their pursuit of success in the 2023 season. Photo Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports