Los Angeles Dodgers Sign ANOTHER Big Free Agent

The Los Angeles Dodgers have recently made another addition to their pitching roster by signing left-handed pitcher James Paxton to a one-year deal.

This move comes as part of the Dodgers' active offseason efforts to strengthen their team.

Paxton, who is set to receive a base salary of at least $11 million along with potential incentives, brings considerable experience and skill to the Dodgers. His contract is reported to be worth around $12 million.

Paxton, a 35-year-old veteran in the MLB, began his career with the Seattle Mariners in 2013 and has since played for the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

Paxton's primary pitch is a four-seam fastball, which he used for over half of his pitches in the 2023 season.

Despite undergoing Tommy John surgery, which sidelined him for the entire 2022 season, Paxton made a notable comeback in 2023.

He managed to strike out 101 batters in 96 innings while playing for the Red Sox, showcasing a resilient return to form.

The addition of Paxton to the Dodgers' rotation is significant, especially since it provides the team with a much-needed left-handed starter.

His presence in the rotation, which includes Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, Walker Buehler, Bobby Miller, and Emmet Sheehan, enhances the Dodgers' pitching strength considerably.

This acquisition reflects the Dodgers' broader strategy of seeking high-value players in a market where pitching prices are soaring.

Paxton's signing, however, does not necessarily close the door on Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers.

Kershaw, who is currently recovering from shoulder surgery, could still be a valuable addition to the team post the All-Star break.

If Kershaw returns and all players remain healthy, the Dodgers could see a formidable rotation bolstered by both veteran experience and emerging talent. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports