MLB Dodgers, This Time Cleaning up the Bullpen

MLB Dodgers, This Time Cleaning up the Bullpen… Ferguson is Sent Away and Brazers are Re-Signed

The American Professional Baseball (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, who had a hot winter with the signings of Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, have reorganized their bullpen pitching staff this time.

On the 6th (Korean time), the Dodgers traded left-hander Caleb Ferguson (27) and retained right-hander Ryan Brazer (36) with a new contract. 토토사이트

Caleb Ferguson

First, the Dodgers made a trade in exchange for Ferguson with the New York Yankees and receiving left-handed minor leaguer Matt Gage and right-handed prospect Christian Sasueta Jr.

Ferguson, who has only played for the Dodgers since his professional debut, recorded an ERA of 3.43 in 201 games and 207⅓ innings over five seasons in the first team.

The Dodgers filled the void with the Brazer.

The contract size is $9 million over two years, with $4 million in incentives.

Ryan Brazer was the protagonist of the Dodgers’ resurgence last season.

Ryan Brazer

The Brazer, who started with the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 season, performed poorly with an ERA of 7.29 in 20 games and 21 innings, and was eventually released from the team in May of that year.

Brazer barely continued his career as a player with a minor league contract with the Dodgers,

and rebounded spectacularly with an ERA of 0.70 in 39 first-team games and 38⅔ innings.

MLB.com analyzed, “Brazer played an important role in the Dodgers bullpen’s rebound in the second half of last season,” and added,

“The newly installed cut fastball was effective in attacking left-handed batters.”

The Dodgers, who have reorganized their bullpen,

now face the challenge of retaining starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw and utility resource Enrique Hernández, who are both free agents.

Kershaw, who posted an MLB career record of 210 wins, 92 losses, and an average ERA of 2.48,

also played well in last year’s regular season with 13 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 2.46.

However, he collapsed in Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS),

allowing 6 hits (1 home run) and 6 runs in ⅓ innings,

and also underwent shoulder surgery after finishing the season.

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