Dodgers Sign Jack Taschner

The Dodgers signed lefty reliever Jack Taschner to a minor league deal.  Albuquerque Isotopes GM John Traub confirmed in an email to MLBTR that the southpaw was added to the roster yesterday.  Taschner allowed one of Allen Craig's two home runs in Sunday's blowout loss to the Memphis Redbirds.  Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has been stockpiling veteran relievers – he also added Claudio Vargas, Jesus Colome, and Kiko Calero to the Triple A club recently.

Taschner, 32, posted a 6.05 ERA, 7.9 K/9, and 3.7 BB/9 in 19.3 innings for the Pirates this year before being designated for assignment on June 8th.  He later elected free agency after refusing an outright assignment to the minors.  Taschner's line against lefties in his brief time with the Pirates was odd – he struck out nine and walked one in 6.6 innings, but also allowed eight hits and seven runs.

The Dodgers' bullpen features lefties Hong-Chih Kuo and George Sherrill.  Kuo must be used carefully, while Sherrill has struggled. 

11 Responses to Dodgers Sign Jack Taschner Leave a Reply

  1. I can sleep now knowing that we have acquired Taschner for the playoff chase.

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      Sarcastic comments on minor league depth signings are so creative and original.

  2. DODGERDOG_16 5 years ago

    good dept now find the best guy from Triple-A and bring him up

  3. 55saveslives 5 years ago


  4. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Jackie Sherrill>George Sherrill

  5. Erik Johnson 5 years ago

    You obviously didnt see Taschner pitch this year……

  6. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    It’s almost a guarantee if you bring him in with runners on they will score. Or he will walk the first batter he faces then give up an HR.

    He was cut by the Giants, Phillies, and Pirates for a reason.

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    No, Taschner is worse. Sherrill has at least shown some potential (in previous years). Taschner has serious control issues.

  8. thegrayrace 5 years ago

    Sherrill’s allowed over 60% of inherited runners to score this season, too…

  9. thegrayrace 5 years ago

    Sherrill’s allowed over 60% of inherited runners to score this season, too…

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