Dodgers Re-Sign Jeff Weaver

The Dodgers have re-signed Jeff Weaver to a minor league deal worth $800K plus up to $100K in incentives. The 33-year-old righty pitched to a 3.65 ERA in 79 innings for the Dodgers last year. He started seven games and finished five, serving as a swingman in Joe Torre's bullpen. Weaver paired a 3.8 BB/9 with a career high strikeout rate of 7.3 K/9.

We heard this weekend that Scott Boras was trying to find interest in Weaver. There wasn't much buzz around the sidearmer this offseason; the Dodgers were the only team linked to him.

Yahoo's Tim Brown first tweeted the agreement and Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times added the terms of the contract and tweeted when it became official.


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54 Comments on "Dodgers Re-Sign Jeff Weaver"


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Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Minor League deal? Come on back!

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

I dont know how much time he will get on this team… our pen is pretty set and he isnt a starter

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Guest
5 years 5 months ago

He did well as the long man, I think he will be back in that role.

Brox
Kuo
Sherrill
Troncoso
Belisario
Elbert/JMac
and then Weaver

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

True. Looking at the pen, id think that Elbert goes to AAA. Jmac in the pen and Haeger as the #5(or else we lose him)

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5 years 5 months ago

Problem is Haeger, Stults, Monasterois and Zerpa all need spots or are lost… that’s what makes Weaver’s spot questionable. I’d rather go with Haeger for the #5 spot and then let the other 3 battle it out for the final bullpen spot.

Also consider Wade could always regain his ’08 form, Leach and Lindblom may be ready, in addition to Ely and Link (acquired for Pierre).

Not sure we need Weaver… but that being said, I like him. And on a minor league deal, he’ll at least have to compete for a job rather than having one guaranteed.

I think Elbert is almost certain to start the season in AAA though. McDonald has nothing left to prove down there, and has performed admirably out of the bullpen. Elbert still has control issues.

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bleedblueking
5 years 5 months ago

this dodger squad is looking deeper and deeper as we aproach the beginning of spring training, theres gonna be a lot of competition for roster spots and the bullpen is still the best in baseball and the dodgers have a few inexpensive trade chips to use before the trade deadline

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5 years 5 months ago

Seems like quite a few teams this year are stacked, going in with the idea of just having players compete for spots.

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Hey Kelvin Says
5 years 5 months ago

Wow, a Minor League deal. insane.

The Mets weren’t interested in him? Amazing.

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Bryz
5 years 5 months ago

Jeff Weaver is considered a sidearmer?

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lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

he was pretty affective last year when he went sidearm and he did it more and more throughout the yr…